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Old 11-09-2001, 10:45 PM   #1
anolan514
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RPM trouble


im trying to install some libraries, but RPM gives me this message:

"only packages with major numbers <= 3 are supported by this version of RPM"

so naturally i try to find a different version of RPM. i downloaded db3-3.1.17-4.i386.rpm from www.rpm.org but couldnt install it for the same reason as above. I then tried the next most recent version, being db3-3.1.17-4.6x.i386.rpm. It installed correctly but was not able to install the libraries which i had originally intended to install.

i just need to know if there is some way to manually install the latest RPM or any other way to get around this problem.
 
Old 11-09-2001, 11:12 PM   #2
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Try to upgate your RPM program to 4.0.x

rpm --version will show what you have
 
Old 11-10-2001, 01:30 AM   #3
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thanks.
although the rpm of version 4 didnt work i just used the tar.gz file instead
 
Old 11-24-2001, 11:16 AM   #4
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I am a bit late with this comment...

You need to install rpm-3.0.5, which then allows installation of later rpms.

Search this forum for more info, its been mentioned before

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