On Saturday, 20 February 2021 8:13:22 ACDT Carlos E.R. wrote:
L A has a complicated problem you may not have been following. I don't
remember all of it.
A TW machine had some hardware problem and could not be updated for some
months. The compression format of rpms changed meanwhile. The rpm code
in the machine can not cope with the new format and the machine can not
L A has been trying to build rpm program or libraries that can be
installed on that system and tha can cope with that new format, but
failed. There is a bugzilla about it.
Part of the problem is people telling to use OBS and L A refusing for
privacy or enterprise reasons, and rebuilding the rpm from published rpm
source code seems to be impossible, unless done at the OBS, which is
external to L A.
I may of course have gaps in my understanding :-)
So nobody suggested downloading or creating a current Live DVD, booting from
that (to ensure that the rpm version and libraries are current), then
chrooting the problem system and updating that way (at lease for rpm and it
dependencies)? Or is that too dangerous to try?
Rodney Baker VK5ZTV