Installing lots of rpms at the same time with rpm -i not possible

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


Installation of hundreds of rpms with sufficiently complex ordering requirements at the same time, for example:
rpm -i foo.rpm bar.rpm ...
will fail with a message like:
rpmtsOrder failed, 42 elements remain
(where the number 42 varies depending on the rpms specified).


The rpm maintenance update: rpm- released September 2010 includes the patch removing the limit on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.
This limit was already removed in the later version of rpm shipped with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Service Pack 1.


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  • Document ID:7004927
  • Creation Date: 24-Nov-2009
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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