Re: problems with rpm

Erik Troan (ewt@redhat.com)
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 10:57:40 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 24 Nov 1996, Trent Jarvi wrote:

> > [root@susanna /root]# rpm -i sendmail-8.7.6-5.axp.rpm
> > error: sendmail-8.7.6-5.axp.rpm cannot be installed
>
> This happens all the time on incomplete files. (rpm 2.2.7)

Exactly. RPM checks the size of the package against a size stored in the
header to make sure it's correct before completing the open of the package.
Apparently, it doesn't report errors very well though :-(

Erik

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