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juagut 04-16-2001 10:33 AM

For some reason every time i try to do "rpm -i <filename>" it always tells me that it can only install files with major numbers <= 3...anybody got a way to remedy this and/or tell me what it means....

devnull 04-16-2001 11:11 AM

redhat uses in their RH7 distro the rpm-version 4.
Check it with an "rpm -q rpm"
you need a rpm-version that supports rpm-version 4.
take a look at the redhat website.

ugge 04-17-2001 03:07 AM

I have started a thread on this exact topic here:
I have no answer yet but try these tips.

jeremy 04-17-2001 08:40 AM

You need to download the latest 3.x version of RPM. It supports the 4.x format.

dserban 04-20-2001 05:57 PM

Chicken and egg
It's a catch 22. You need to upgrade your RPM, but guess what? The RPM that upgrades RPM itself gives the same exact <= 3 type message. I downloaded the tarball and it gave me some cryptic error message during the make install. I didn't have time to hack it so at this point I'm looking for an RPM v4 binary from someone else that I can at least use to get past the chicken and egg situation.


jeremy 04-21-2001 10:22 AM

Install RPM 3.0.5. It will allow you to install newer version 4 RPM's and can be installed by any version 3 RPM.

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