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Old 02-03-2009, 06:22 PM   #1
LinuxGarcia
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Pirut Rpmdb open fail - tried to install software now cant open system


Hi,
im new to linux and this is what i got on my first week,
i tried to install Vlc on my Linpus Linux Lite and now i cant get in to many system files.

What should i do??

Code:
Component: pirut
Summary: TBc0c9275d config.py:680:_getsysver:TypeError: rpmdb open failed

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/pirut", line 476, in <module>
    main()
  File "/usr/sbin/pirut", line 469, in main
    pm = PackageManager(options.config, options.onlyrepo)
  File "/usr/sbin/pirut", line 63, in __init__
    GraphicalYumBase.__init__(self, False, config)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/pirut/__init__.py", line 129, in __init__
    plugin_types=(yum.plugins.TYPE_CORE,))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 113, in doConfigSetup
    errorlevel=errorlevel)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 159, in _getConfig
    self._conf = config.readMainConfig(startupconf)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 613, in readMainConfig
    yumvars['releasever'] = _getsysver(startupconf.installroot, startupconf.distroverpkg)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 680, in _getsysver
    idx = ts.dbMatch('provides', distroverpkg)
TypeError: rpmdb open failed

Local variables in innermost frame:
installroot: /
ts: <rpmUtils.transaction.TransactionWrapper instance at 0x85bcf6c>
distroverpkg: redhat-release
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

Looks like Linpus doesn't like redhat packages ...

The next choice would be to try and build from source, I guess,
but I admittedly know nothing about Linpus, or its compatibility
with RedHat or other RPM based distros.


Cheers,
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