Problem about upgrade multiple rpm package.

qiuhd qiuhd at
Wed Dec 10 15:30:31 UTC 2008

The new B does depend on new A.
You know, I am testing the package, there is a status checking in the %pre scriptlet, sometime it fail. The two packages may exit at the same time for the same reason.
problem is why the separate upgrade works fine with a clean exit, leave
the old installed one untouched, but one line command remove the old

rpm -Uvh A_2.0.rpm 
rpm -Uvh B_2.0.rpm

clean exit


rpm -Uvh A_2.0.rpm B_2.0.rpm

exit and remove the old one, we don't want this.

--- On Wed, 12/10/08, devzero2000 <devzero2000 at> wrote:
From: devzero2000 <devzero2000 at>
Subject: Re: Problem about upgrade multiple rpm package.
To: qiuhd at, "General discussion about the RPM package manager" <rpm-list at>
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 9:28 PM

On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 9:13 AM, qiuhd <qiuhd at> wrote:
> Hi, Guys
> Please help me about this upgrade problem.

> I built two packages, A and B, B has dependency on A. I have a old version
> of A ( A_1.0.rpm) installed on my linux system, now I want to upgrade to the
> new version by execute
> rpm -Uvh A_2.0.rpm B_2.0.rpm

> If the %pre scriptlet failed because of some reason, I think the upgrade
> should abort and leave the old installed on untouched.

The new B depends on the new A ? From your description i think no. Why should be the upgrade abort all ? 

If you use a C rpm - unrelated a A but with %pre failing - what do you think should be happen on : rpm -Uvh C_1_0.rpm B_2_0.rpm ?
B should be failing to upgrade ? 


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