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Old 02-15-2003, 09:44 AM   #1
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Problem installing packages


I just got a PowerPack Mandrake 9.0
It is considerably better than a download version.
However I have a question - how to install a package?

When I try to install packages, say, I try to install Scribus, I open rpmdrake, type find "scribus" in names. The packages then displayed. I select them, click Install, and I get a warning: "Everything is already installed. Is it supposed to happen at all?"

I run slocate to find out if I have scribus on my system. Nothing is found, of course, because no scribus was previously installed.

How do I then install the Scribus or other packages, if I know that they ar not installed but rpmdrake tells they are?

Rgds,
dimitri

Last edited by linuxfond; 02-21-2003 at 01:45 PM.
 
Old 02-15-2003, 09:55 AM   #2
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Try installing from a shell:

rpm -Uvh scribuspackage

Sometimes the gui rpm managers are buggy. Just to see whats going on you could try:

rpm -ivh scribuspackage

The -U flag stands for UPDATE and the -i flag is INSTALL. If you don't get an error from the -i flag then I would say your rpm gui manager is acting silly. Usually I just use the -U flag all the time.
 
Old 02-15-2003, 09:55 AM   #3
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I've gotten this problem on occasion too (with Mandrake 9) - it hasn't happened often enough to worry much about, but it sounds like it's a problem on your system. (it's probably just a minor bug)

Maybe it has something to do with the RPM database being out of date or corrupted somehow? Try this from a terminal (as root):

rpm --rebuilddb

Then try installing something again and see if it gives you the same error.
 
Old 02-15-2003, 10:00 AM   #4
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If you want to correctly fix your rpm database check out this link. It does wonders for rpm related issues.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 04:03 AM   #5
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Dear Crached_Again,
Thank you. I wil try.
By the way, I have seen you page. Congratulations on setting up your own server! Actually, this is one of the main reasons I have Linux - sooner or later I want to set up a server.
Rgds.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 01:51 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Crashed_Again
Try installing from a shell:

rpm -Uvh scribuspackage

Sometimes the gui rpm managers are buggy. Just to see whats going on you could try:

rpm -ivh scribuspackage

The -U flag stands for UPDATE and the -i flag is INSTALL. If you don't get an error from the -i flag then I would say your rpm gui manager is acting silly. Usually I just use the -U flag all the time.
Cool! Thank you very much. I got the needed packages.
Rgds, d.
 
  


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