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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.
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.