Yum is not an .rpm package error message
bfd at pcisys.net
Wed Nov 19 06:59:13 UTC 2003
Jesse Keating wrote:
>On Tuesday 18 November 2003 06:23, BFD wrote:
>>For the file from my Fedora cd:
>>For the file I downloaded
>Try actually using "file" on the file. A file extension is by no means
>an indication as to what the file actually is.
>[root at petra root]# echo "I am not an RPM" > myrpm-1.1-1.noarch.rpm
>[root at petra root]# rpm -ivh myrpm-1.1-1.noarch.rpm
>error: myrpm-1.1-1.noarch.rpm cannot be installed
>[root at petra root]# file myrpm-1.1-1.noarch.rpm
>myrpm-1.1-1.noarch.rpm: ASCII text
>My guess is that you got a 404 page when you downloaded the file, but
>it's html content in a file named foo.rpm.
I am not so sure this could be as there were no error messages when I
downloaded it. This was done twice, once by http from RH's site, and
once by ftp from ibiblio.
The md5sum and sum results on both files were the same; the contents
were the same when viewed with the less command; and the results of the
file command showed type data.
I would report this, but from the responses (or lack thereof) on this
list, I may be the only one having the problem, and I am not sure who to
tell at RH.
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