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Re: [Fwd: Re: [LIH] rpm woes]
1. RPM 4.0 will read from a RPM 3.0 database but it wont write in that
format - that is why you need to rebuild the database in the new format
or else it overwrites the old information !!
2. I am sure RedHat has done something to automate what I have described
- or else they havent given a upgrade option with RH 7.0 :). The only
problem is I thought it would be easier to figure it out myself rather
than debug a RedHat installation CD.
3. I don't know whether it merits being put in some kind of FAQ but if
someone needs any help with the upgrade process I am always available.
Sanjeev Gupta wrote:
> What??? You mean a Distribution decided to change the way it distributes
> packages? And this is not transparent to users?
> I had read about rpm[the manager] issues, but didnt realize till I read
> your mail how non-trivial it would be. I appreciate the detail you have
> given, what I cant understand is tha RH made it so error-attractive.
> Let me get this straight. rpm4 is NOT backward compatible? Surely you
> jest. Someone is, because the joke seems to be on the users.
> My only experience with RH administration was a remote server, last year.
> After spending a week trying to figure out why rpm would report
> dependancies, but not install them, I terminated the server and shifted to
> a Debian. Cost me USD100 extra, I think it was worth it.