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  1. #1
    jpkole Guest

    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.


  2. #2
    Jman Guest
    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.

  3. #3
    jpkole Guest
    Well, I did have tcpdump... but I got an
    email notification from the mail alias of 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,

  4. #4
    tchung Guest

    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.


  5. #5
    jpkole Guest
    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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    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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