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Re: old rpms after upgrade



On 25/01/2008, Peter J. Stieber <developer toyon com> wrote:
> I have an x86_64 I have upgraded from Fedora 6 -> 7 -> 8.  I upgrade
> using DVDs generated from ISO images provided with each new
> distribution.  I'm worried about left over rpms from prior installs that
> may eventually cause problems.
>
> $ rpm -qa | grep fc6
> enchant-1.3.0-1.fc6
> dmidecode-2.7-1.26.1.fc6
> keyutils-libs-1.2-2.fc6
> mcelog-0.7-1.22.fc6
> xorg-x11-filesystem-7.1-2.fc6
> libavc1394-0.5.3-1.fc6
> keyutils-libs-1.2-2.fc6
> keyutils-libs-devel-1.2-2.fc6
> gnuchess-5.07-10.fc6
> tux-3.2.18-9.fc6
>
> There are others for fc7.
>
> Why does this happen?
>
> What should I do about it?

Isn't this explained in the F8 release notes? It is normal, because
not every package needs to be rebuilt for a new distribution release.
Some are still binary compatible. Some are data packages. Some noarch,
and so on.


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