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Old 04-16-2001, 10:33 AM   #1
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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....
 
Old 04-16-2001, 11:11 AM   #2
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RH7?
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.
 
Old 04-17-2001, 03:07 AM   #3
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I have started a thread on this exact topic here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...p?threadid=718
I have no answer yet but try these tips.
 
Old 04-17-2001, 08:40 AM   #4
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You need to download the latest 3.x version of RPM. It supports the 4.x format.
 
Old 04-20-2001, 05:57 PM   #5
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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.

-Dan
 
Old 04-21-2001, 10:22 AM   #6
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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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