Mandriva Update for rpmdrake MDKA-2007:062 (rpmdrake)

Published: 2009-04-09 11:48:43

CVSS Base Vector:

Check for the Version of rpmdrake

Affected Versions:
rpmdrake on Mandriva Linux 2007.1, Mandriva Linux 2007.1/X86_64

Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
The rpmdrake Linux Distribution Package, which provides the graphical software installation and update tools rpmdrake, drakrpm-edit-media and MandrivaUpdate), included with Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring contains several bugs. These include: When installing software with rpmdrake, if Linux Distribution Packages are selected for installation which require other Linux Distribution Packages to be installed as well, a message will be displayed that says To satisfy dependencies, the following Linux Distribution Packages also need to be installed:, but no list of dependencies will actually be shown. When installing software with rpmdrake, searching for a Linux Distribution Package always searches through the full set of available Linux Distribution Packages even when a search filter - such as All updates or Mandriva choices - is selected. When installing software with rpmdrake, when you switch between two subsections with the same name - for instance, System/Settings/Other and Development/Other - the list of Linux Distribution Packages is not updated in the example, the Linux Distribution Packages from the System/Settings/Other group will continue to be displayed, instead of the Linux Distribution Packages from Development/Other. Running rpmdrake with the --merge-all-rpmnew parameter, which uses rpmdrake to help you merge changes in updated configuration files, does not work. When updating your system with MandrivaUpdate, when a Linux Distribution Package name cannot be correctly parsed, the name of the previous Linux Distribution Package in the list will be displayed again instead. When installing software with rpmdrake, the application will crash if a Linux Distribution Package with a malformed summary in the Unicode text encoding system was selected. Some other, more minor bugs were also fixed in this update.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch


CVSS Score
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