A stupid RPM problem

Jeff Silverman jeffs at kant.ee.washington.edu
Thu Feb 8 11:13:24 PST 2001


'Mike' Michal Palczewski wrote:


> You should keep up with your updates(Are you running an old lpd?). On

> ftp.redhat.com you can upgrade to rpm version 3.0.5-9.6x this version of

> rpm will work with version 4 rpms.

>

> Mike


I have a firewall - it stops lpd cold. Your comment about upgrades is well taken
- I'm trying to hire a deputy who will help me with all 50 odd machines I have to
deal with.

The suggestion about RPM version 3.0.5-9.6x is useful, thank you. I notice we
don't have it on our local RedHat mirrors
ftp://redhat.cac.washington.edu/redhat/redhat-7.0/i386/en/RedHat/RPMS/ or
ftp://redhat.cac.washington.edu/redhat/redhat-6.2/i386/RedHat/RPMS/



Jeff



>

>

> On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Jeff Silverman wrote:

>

> > People,

> >

> > This is going to sound very stupid.

> >

> > I have downloaded some RPMs. As it turns out, they are version 4

> > RPMs. The only versions of the rpm program I have are version 3.0.3 and

> > 3.0.4. I even tried downloading a new version of rpm and it itself

> > comes in a version 4 .rpm file.

> >

> > Question: How do I get out of this loop of circularity? Or

> > perhaps another way to ask.... does anybody have a tarball of rpm

> > version 4?

> >

> >

> > Thank you in advance for not snickering.

> >

> >

> > Jeff

> >

> >

> > --

> > Jeff Silverman, sysadmin for the Research Computing Systems (RCS)

> > University of Washington, School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Dept.

> > Box 352500, Seattle, WA, 98125-2500 FAX: (206) 221-5264 Phone (206) 543-9378

> > jeffs at rcs.ee.washington.edu http://rcs.ee.washington.edu/~jeffs

> >

> >

> >

> >


--
Jeff Silverman, sysadmin for the Research Computing Systems (RCS)
University of Washington, School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Dept.
Box 352500, Seattle, WA, 98125-2500 FAX: (206) 221-5264 Phone (206) 543-9378
jeffs at rcs.ee.washington.edu http://rcs.ee.washington.edu/~jeffs





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