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Old 04-22-2004, 05:47 PM   #1
bofallon
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Unhappy RPM broken after install


I just installed RH9 on my HP Pavilion 4420, and after a few minor issues everything seemed to go fine. However, I just tried to use rpm to install something, and a variety of errors, all fatal, occurred.
First off, I tried to install anjuta-1.2.2-1.rh9.rpm by:

# rpm -U anjuta-1.2.2-1.rh9.rpm

and an error occurred that I cannot now reproduce (see below), but

# rpm -qa
also errored out, as did
# rpm --initdb
and
# rpm --rebuilddb

Furthermore, going to the Redhat menu and clicking "Add/Remove Applications" opened the application window, but then everything dissappeared after the progress bar reached "Processing Headers"

Not knowing what else to do, I downloaded and installed rpm-4.1 from source, vainly hoping this would effectively replace the old bad version and work. Unfortunately,
# rpm --initdb
and
# rpm --rebuilddb
now both yield no errors, but do no work, they seem to finish immediately.
and
# rpm -U anjuta-1.2.2-1.rh9.rpm
error: cannot open Providename index using db3 - Function not implemented (38)
error: cannot open Depends index using db3 - Function not implemented (38)
error: cannot open Basenames index using db3 - Function not implemented (38)
rpmdb: /var/local/lib/rpm/Providename: unexpected file type or format
rpmdb: /var/local/lib/rpm/Providename: unexpected file type or format

this last line was repeated a few thousand times, followed by:
error: Failed dependencies:
/bin/bash is needed by anjuta-1.2.2-1
ORBit2 >= 2.4.0 is needed by anjuta-1.2.2-1
glib2 >= 2.0.6 is needed by anjuta-1.2.2-1
gnome-vfs2 >= 2.0.2 is needed by anjuta-1.2.2-1
gtk2 >= 2.0.8 is needed by anjuta-1.2.2-1
libICE.so.6 is needed by anjuta-1.2.2-1
libORBit-2.so.0 is needed by anjuta-1.2.2-1
libSM.so.6 is needed by anjuta-1.2.2-1
libart_lgpl_2.so.2 is needed by anjuta-1.2.2-1
... along with every other package I've ever heard of, at least 100 more, and I know that almost all of of them are actually installed.
Double-clicking on the anjuta rpm icon in nautilus of course does not work either.
Is there a good way to begin anew somehow? All I can think to do is try to have rpm rebuild it's database, but this doesn't seem to work.
Thanks in advance,
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