Help with RPM installation problem

Greg_Swift at Greg_Swift at
Fri Sep 16 18:20:47 UTC 2011

rpm-list-bounces at wrote on 09/16/2011 11:04:03 AM:

> rpm-list-bounces at wrote on 09/16/2011 10:49:27 AM:
> > We are trying to install an rpm, RDEsvt- and we are
> > recieving the following excerpt from rpm -ivv
> >
> > "package RDEsvt- (which is newer than RDEsvt-8.
> > 0.1.3-1.noarch) is already installed."
> >
> > How is rpm detecting this and why if the versions of the rpms are in
> > different series does rpm think these are related.
> RPM just compares the versions-release per package name.  I'd have made
> same assumption on versioning. 8.1 is newer than 8.0.  Find the program
> 'rpmdev-vercmp', this will let you test out versions against each other
> you can see what its expected behavior is.  There isn't a lot of docs.
> can jsut run the command and it will prompt you.  If you don't know what
> Epoch is you probably aren't using one and can just hit enter when
> for one.
> > How do we get (previous released baseline) installed with 8.
> > (current test baseline) already on the system?
> rpm -ivh --oldpackage youpackage.rpm

Probably better off using rpm -Uvh, sorry.

> > Also please point to any documentation if available about this issue.
> `man rpm` search old

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