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Old 3rd March 2004, 06:10 AM
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Question how to update using new *.fc1.* rpms?

I'm a newb @ this... please be patient.

I have a fedora core 1 installation with
with all products installed... including:

I pulled the new updated version:

When I try to install it, I see:
# rpm -Uvh tcpdump-3.7.2-7.fc1.1.i386.rpm
Preparing... ############### [100%]
package tcpdump-3.7.2-7.1 (which is newer than tcpdump-3.7.2-7.fc1.1) is already installed

I must not understand how this is
suppose to work... although the
other 174 updates went in fine.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 3rd March 2004, 06:23 AM
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It seems you already have tcpdump installed, as rpm is complaining you already have a newer version. Do you need the newer version?

If you don't like manually downloading rpms you could use the yum software updater , which downloads and installs rpms for you.
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Old 3rd March 2004, 06:52 AM
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Well, I did have tcpdump... but I got an
email notification from the mail alias of
fedora-announce-list@redhat.com and
it said:

Fedora Update Notification
Name : tcpdump
Version : 3.7.2
Release : 7.fc1.1
Update Information:

Updated tcpdump, libpcap, and
arpwatch packages fix vulnerabilities
in ISAKMP and RADIUS parsing.

So, naturally, I thought I should update
to the more secure version. And now
I'm puzzled as to why it doesn't work
since this notifcation came today.

I tried the yum command:
yum upgrade tcpdump

And it reported:
No Upgrades available for tcpdump.

But why would it say that if this is a
brand new update/alert?

Thanks and regards,
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Old 3rd March 2004, 07:20 AM
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Fedora Advisory FEDORA-2004-090


You're right. There seems to be an issue with the latest tcpdump update package. I believe it has either older release number or older epoch number in the rpm spec.

I will contact the Red Hat developer to resolve this issue.

Thomas Chung
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Old 3rd March 2004, 07:30 AM
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Please note there are actually 3 packages that did not install for the same reason:


I believe that all came as a result of the tcpdump update.

Thanks and regards,
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Old 3rd March 2004, 09:22 AM
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I also see this problem with the latest gnome-panel update. I currently have version 2.4.1-0.fc1 while up2date is offering 2.4.2-3 as an update. The "fc1" tag in the name seems to be tripping things up...

I've reported the issue, I'll update with the latest to the problem when possible.
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