On 25/01/2008, Peter J. Stieber <[email protected]> wrote: > I have an x86_64 I have upgraded from Fedora 6 -> 7 -> 8. I upgrade > using DVDs generated from ISO images provided with each new > distribution. I'm worried about left over rpms from prior installs that > may eventually cause problems. > > $ rpm -qa | grep fc6 > enchant-1.3.0-1.fc6 > dmidecode-2.7-1.26.1.fc6 > keyutils-libs-1.2-2.fc6 > mcelog-0.7-1.22.fc6 > xorg-x11-filesystem-7.1-2.fc6 > libavc1394-0.5.3-1.fc6 > keyutils-libs-1.2-2.fc6 > keyutils-libs-devel-1.2-2.fc6 > gnuchess-5.07-10.fc6 > tux-3.2.18-9.fc6 > > There are others for fc7. > > Why does this happen? > > What should I do about it? Isn't this explained in the F8 release notes? It is normal, because not every package needs to be rebuilt for a new distribution release. Some are still binary compatible. Some are data packages. Some noarch, and so on.