> On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 11:38:47AM +0000, Liam Bedford mentioned:
> > On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 11:31:33AM +0000, John P . Looney came
> forth with:
> > > I've a RedHat 6.2 box, and I want to install a load of SRPMs from the
> > > RedHat 7.0 distro. Anyone know how I can upgrade to RPM4 on
> the 6.2 box ?
> > >
> > why? so you can install the rpms because they've v4 format?
> > you don't have to. Grab RPM 3.0.5 (from the 6.2 updates). It understands
> > v4..
>> Well, why not, I suppose. However, I upgraded it, no problems. However,
> I ran rpm --rebuilddb afterwards, then did rpm -qa - and it returned
> nothing. Am I arsed ?
AFAIK, rpm-3.0.5 is able to read V4 *packages*, but uses
the v3 database format.
So there was no need to --rebuilddb.
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