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Old 12-05-2003, 11:44 PM   #1
timberwolf
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rpm freezes up while installing as root


I realised when i enter in as root to install an rpm package, the terminal just stops....

for example when i su-m to root and i cd and keyed in rpm -ivh aspell-0.50.3-16.i386.rpm,
the cursor just goes down to the next sentence and nothing comes out....

but when i install using a user, there will be failed dependencies error messages that pop out....

does anyone here know the solution to this problem?
 
Old 12-06-2003, 01:13 AM   #2
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You might have a bad rpm. Try redownloading the rpm and installing again.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 01:18 AM   #3
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hmm....but this happened to virtually all my rpms that i downloaded?
 
Old 12-06-2003, 08:41 AM   #4
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dependencies or corrupted
 
Old 12-07-2003, 06:18 PM   #5
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OK- I know someone is going to give me hell for doing it this way, and yes I am a newbie but, it worked for me.

I just got done with a rpm that would not force install with su.
I logged in as root, tried again and it worked great.

I know you shouldn't be logging in as root but, I was desperate.
 
  


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