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Old 06-29-2003, 10:42 AM   #1
aldoman
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Thumbs down Problems with up2date and redhat package manager


I've got a bit of a problem with both of this apps - the gui versions btw.

When I click 'add remove programs', it freezes at the 'Processing headers' part - it just stops and brining another window to the foreground makes all the elements of the window turn grey. I have to kill it with xkill.
Also, while doing an up2date, it crashed, same problem as before. I suspect that these 2 problems are interlinked.

Now up2date doesnt even launch and in the 'system tray' next to the clock I can see where the 2 other up2date 'blinkers' are supposed to be (the ones that have crashed and have been xkilled'). That is annoying me too.

Also, when I try and install some RPM software, I double click and nothing happens. I enter my root password and bham. Nothing.

Same problem is also happening (I think) with the terminal version of RPM, It will say 'verfying pacakges #################### 100%' or something similar, then just stop.

Any help would be appreciated here.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 10:42 AM   #2
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Argh! Posted this in the wrong forum. Can a mod move it for me please ? - It should be in 'linux - software'.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:45 PM   #3
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Sure, no problem, mail next time though... we don't read 'em all.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 06-29-2003, 02:04 PM   #4
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Thanks, Finegan.

I rebooted and the up2date problem is now gone, but double clicking on an RPM ain't working... any ideas?
 
Old 06-29-2003, 02:47 PM   #5
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RPM (gui) and the odd placed 'notifier' thing is working as root, but not as my account - "martin".

Add/Remove programs also works.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 02:50 PM   #6
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Go to your run command and type:

rhn-applet-gui
 
Old 06-29-2003, 04:08 PM   #7
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Thanks, that works fine. But I can't get RPMs working. Even in terminal - it just freezes after i type the command.. I really need help with this
 
Old 06-29-2003, 04:14 PM   #8
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go to the folder /var/lib/rpm and log in as root and type:
rm -rf __db.* to remove some temporary files and then your rpms should work..
 
Old 06-29-2003, 04:29 PM   #9
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Thanks, works a treat
 
Old 06-29-2003, 04:32 PM   #10
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no problem!@
 
Old 06-29-2003, 07:16 PM   #11
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Aldoman,

I have found that double clicking on the RPMs doesn't really help you if errors should occur. What I do now when installing RPM's is going to the terminal and typing:

rpm -ivh [package name] (to install a new package)
rpm -Uvh [package name] (to upgrade a package)
rpm -e [package name] (to remove a package)

Hope this helps you.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 09:49 PM   #12
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Same problem is also happening (I think) with the terminal version of RPM, It will say 'verfying pacakges #################### 100%' or something similar, then just stop.
as you see he did try the terminal and as you will see this is a bug in redhat....you have to delete them files to cure this problem..
 
Old 06-30-2003, 03:06 PM   #13
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there's also a nasty rpm bug in RH8.0 where it will freeze and corrupt the Db when you try to rpm -e certain packages. I ended up with all these lithuanian, swahili, etc. language packs that i cant get rid of.
 
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yes this problem occurs in both rh 8 and rh 9
 
  


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