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Old 07-27-2004, 09:22 PM   #1
Joeking99
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RPM Install ProFTPD Problems


I am trying to install ProFTPD.
I have downloaded the rpm package. However, when I try and install it I get an error.

root:~/My Documents# rpm --install proftpd-1.2.9-1.9.i386.rpm
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

The version of rpm is:
RPM version 4.0.4
Copyright (C) 1998-2000 - Red Hat, Inc.

In reading through this forum on similar problems and tried some of the suggestions, such as:
rpm --initdb
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)

I even tried seeing what packages I have installed:
root:~/My Documents# rpm -qa
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or directory (2)

I have verified I am looged in as root.
Please someone help me, I really want to figure this stuff out.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
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Which distro are you using?
 
Old 07-27-2004, 10:50 PM   #3
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What is a distro?
 
Old 07-27-2004, 11:10 PM   #4
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If distro is distribution:
Lindows OEM 4.5.156
 
  


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