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Old 11-14-2003, 04:01 PM   #1
dlrsims
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Exclamation rpm error only says"rpm: relocation error: rpm: undefined symbol: poptAliasOptions"


every time I try to do anything with rpm I recieve the following error

[root@localhost root]# rpm -qa
rpm: relocation error: rpm: undefined symbol: poptAliasOptions
[root@localhost root]# rpm --help
rpm: relocation error: rpm: undefined symbol: poptAliasOptions
[root@localhost root]# rpm
rpm: relocation error: rpm: undefined symbol: poptAliasOptions
[root@localhost root]#


any help would be appreciated....


PS was working fine earlier ... did one rpm install for with command rpm -i libpopt-1.7-ipl1mdk.i586.rpm

and have gotten relocation undefined error ever since.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 08:06 PM   #2
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Re: rpm error only says"rpm: relocation error: rpm: undefined symbol: poptAliasOptions"

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Originally posted by dlrsims
every time I try to do anything with rpm I recieve the following error

[root@localhost root]# rpm -qa
rpm: relocation error: rpm: undefined symbol: poptAliasOptions

PS was working fine earlier ... did one rpm install for with command rpm -i libpopt-1.7-ipl1mdk.i586.rpm

From the poptAliasOptions part of the error, I'd guess the earlier install broke something or you got a bad .rpm

Use:

rpm -e libpopt-1.7-ipl1mdk.i586.rpm

to remove the package.

Then try rpm -qa.

Edit: I assume you're installing the package on a Mandrake system (mdk = mandrake)? Your user thingy says Red Hat.

Last edited by frogman; 11-14-2003 at 08:10 PM.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 10:22 PM   #3
dlrsims
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Thank you for pointing out that it was a mandrake rpm... Actually I have Red Hat...I had to reinstall...cause I couldn't figure out why the rpm wouldn't work...and I tried to use the -e command and still got the error...it wouldn't even try to run rpm and I couldn't do anything that had to do with it...such as check for updates or even check what was installed...

The problem is fixed now...and I have learned what the initials were for..Thanks for your help..
 
  


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