RAWHIDE USERS: BEWARE RPM 4.11.0-0.beta1.2.fc19!

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Tue Jan 29 11:09:49 UTC 2013

Apologies for shouting but we have a genuine, rare, rpmdb-eating bug 
(shade of dark paperbag) at hand:

DO NOT UPGRADE TO rpm-4.11.0-0.beta1.2.fc19!

The buggy version is expected to appear in todays rawhide-push. I've 
built a new version where the broken %ghost-related patch is reverted 
but there's a day-long danger-zone before the new build will be pushed.

It's best just to avoid upgrading to the buggy rpm version at all, but
if you have already happened to update to it one way or the other, DONT 
PANIC but BACK UP /var/lib/rpm/ before anything else. Merely upgrading 
to that version wont kill your rpmdb, but on the next update of rpm 
itself, it will COMPLETELY ERASE /var/lib/rpm/ contents. Recovering 
isn't exactly hard if you have an up-to-date backup, but otherwise...

	- Panu -

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