RPM question (old linux version)

Joel Sherrill <joel@OARcorp.com> joel.sherrill at OARcorp.com
Fri Aug 20 00:45:41 UTC 2004

gene smith wrote:
> I see that the tool RPMs are in a directory contain rh7.3 in its path, 
> i.e. ftp.rtems.com/pub/rtems/linux/redhat/7.3/i386/rpms/rtems-4.6/
> I think this just means that the rpm's were build with verion 7.3. I 
> have seen they work with fc2 version.

I wouldn't expect them to install. The RPM version changed.  I remember
that when we built RPMs on 6.x, they would run on 7.x, but I don't
remember about the other direction.

Ralf would know for sure, but building from the SRPMs would probably
work even with the older RPM version and would be best.

> However, can I expect them to work
> with a really old version, e.g., rh 6.1? When I try to install I get a 
> dependency error:
> [root at 96J076 archive]# rpm -iv 
> rtems-4.6-rtems-base-gcc-gcc3.2.3newlib1.11.0-4.i386.rpm
> error: failed dependencies:
>         rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1 is needed by 
> rtems-4.6-rtems-base-gcc-gcc3.2.3newlib1.11.0-4
>         rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1 is needed by 
> rtems-4.6-rtems-base-gcc-gcc3.2.3newlib1.11.0-4
> -gene

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