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Old 05-06-2002, 06:59 AM   #1
aizkorri
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install, uninstall rpm


Hello, I am trying to uninstall and install again the rpm-4.0-2.6mdk, the thing is that I have destroyed it somehow and I want to reinstall it again. But this happens when I try as superuser of course:

> rpm -i rpm-4.0-26mdk.i586.rpm
cannot open Packages index using db3 - Permiso denegado (13)

Permiso denegado= you don't have the right

--> The rpm database cannot be opened in db3 format.
If you have just upgraded the rpm package you need to convert
your database to db3 format by running "rpm --rebuilddb" as root.

error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
Same if I try rpm -e rpm-4.0-26.mdk.i586.rpm

And If I run rpm --rebuilddb it gives me the same error.

help me!, I need the rpm to compile spec files.

Thanks,
regards,
Aizkorri.
 
Old 05-06-2002, 08:33 AM   #2
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Oh, I see, it is a vicious circle, try the following
pop in your distro install CD's, find original rpm package, and do
rpm -ihv --force --nodeps package-you.think.is.rpm
 
Old 05-06-2002, 01:52 PM   #3
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Thanks, but the thing is that when I try what you said it gives
>rpm -ihv --force --nodeps rpm-4.0-26mdk.i586.rpm
>core dumped

Have you got any other idea?
thnx,
Aizkorri.
 
  


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