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Recommended update for RPM


(Last modified: 14JAN2004)

solutions Recommended update for RPM SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5a59820f757a8ba2bfadbaec0d07a997)

Applies to

Package: rpm
Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8

Release: 20040114
Obsoletes: none


Install this update before installing a package with lots of files with the same name, e.g. a kernel-source update.



Problem description

This update fixes a problem in RPM that leads to a much too large file index if a package gets installed that contains lots of files with the same name, e.g. a kernel-source update package. An oversized file index dramatically slows down the execution speed of RPM.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using these commands:
rpm -Uvh rpm.rpm rpm --rebuilddb
The script is only required for the automated update via YOU (it simply runs rpm --rebuilddb as shown above).

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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