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Old 12-20-2003, 07:51 PM   #1
GraemeK
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RPM installing and upgrading


Hi,

i have two sendmail rpm updates which i wanted to install.

i did a rpm -U and it said it was done fine...

when i do a rpm -qa i see the packages but when i do a rpm -qa package name i see:

[root@custard /]# rpm -q sendmail-*
package sendmail-cf-8.12.8-9.90.i386.rpm is not installed
package sendmail-devel-8.12.8-9.90.i386.rpm is not installed
[root@custard /]#

so i try the command below to install it and get this!

[root@custard /]# rpm -ivh sendmail-cf*
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package sendmail-cf-8.12.8-9.90 is already installed
[root@custard /]#

whats the cause? also when u use the -U command to upgrade a package how does linuc know what package you want to upgrade!?

thanks!

G
 
Old 12-20-2003, 08:15 PM   #2
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ok looks as though the actual rpm i had wasnt right! and therefore there wasnt anything to upgrade! LOL!

um....just wondering though when i have a sendmail package installed and then do a upgrade command how does linux or the rpm package manager know what you want to upgrade...?

G
 
Old 12-20-2003, 08:51 PM   #3
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man rpm for starters.

rpm -Uvh U stands for Upgrade
rpm -F F is for freshen
rpm -i i is for install

man rpm for starters.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 06:25 AM   #4
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yep i'm familar with those commands just wondered who rpm knows what package you want to upgrade? as you only specify the new package within the command string....

G
 
Old 12-22-2003, 02:04 AM   #5
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well, YOU have to specify which package...not rpm...rpm does no thinking, once again, YOU specify which package to upgrade by issuing the command.

I believe, by default, if you don't have a package installed and you do a U, it installs it.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 02:37 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by GraemeK
ok looks as though the actual rpm i had wasnt right! and therefore there wasnt anything to upgrade! LOL!

um....just wondering though when i have a sendmail package installed and then do a upgrade command how does linux or the rpm package manager know what you want to upgrade...?

G
1. That's why you use the -v switch. So rpm will tell you what it is or is not doing

2. It knows what you want to upgrade because you specify the packages you trying to upgrade on the command line. Like in your post "sendmail-*" tells rpm your trying to upgrade all packages that begin with sendmail-
 
Old 12-22-2003, 03:08 AM   #7
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I believe, by default, if you don't have a package installed and you do a U, it installs it.
Are you sure that the -U switch uninstalls? I think that upgrades... I am thinking that -e uninstalls. Might be wrong though...
 
Old 12-22-2003, 01:44 PM   #8
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argh i see! so at the mo i have mysql installed on RH9 and the rpm is actually mysql* but the new rpm i have is MySQL* therefore rpm probably wont remove one and replace as their different cases?

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Old 12-22-2003, 01:56 PM   #9
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quote:Originally posted by Technoslave
I believe, by default, if you don't have a package installed and you do a U, it installs it.



Are you sure that the -U switch uninstalls? I think that upgrades... I am thinking that -e uninstalls. Might be wrong though...
Pretty sure the word I used was install :-D
 
Old 12-22-2003, 02:45 PM   #10
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Pretty sure the word I used was install :-D
Oh man, this will teach me to post so late at night
 
  


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