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Old 02-03-2003, 02:43 PM   #1
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RPM was gone, Now it's back Though it might as well be gone


Alright, first off this is a RedHat 7.3 system. I was working with checkinstall and inadvertently ran a checkinstall on an rpm (longer story). So basically checkinstall seems to have removed rpm and now I can't get it working again.

First I tried copying /bin/rpm from another system, no luck there.
Next I tried the following in the rescue prompt (cd boot) to reinstall:
Quote:
rpm -ivh rpm* -r /mnt/sysimage/
The install was successful according to the cd's rpm. But when I try either of the following commands:
Quote:
rpm --initdb
rpm --rebuilddb
I get a nice "error: unrecognized db option: "db3" ignored." error. This also occurs if I try an rpm -qa or any kind of rpm command. Frankly, I'm stumped at this point. Aside from "upgrading" redhat with the same version and hoping it fixes it, I'm out of ideas.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 04:55 AM   #2
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Re: RPM was gone, Now it's back Though it might as well be gone

Quote:
Originally posted by Null
Alright, first off this is a RedHat 7.3 system. I was working with checkinstall and inadvertently ran a checkinstall on an rpm (longer story). So basically checkinstall seems to have removed rpm and now I can't get it working again.

First I tried copying /bin/rpm from another system, no luck there.
Next I tried the following in the rescue prompt (cd boot) to reinstall:


The install was successful according to the cd's rpm. But when I try either of the following commands:


I get a nice "error: unrecognized db option: "db3" ignored." error. This also occurs if I try an rpm -qa or any kind of rpm command. Frankly, I'm stumped at this point. Aside from "upgrading" redhat with the same version and hoping it fixes it, I'm out of ideas.
you need to check
/var/log/rpmkeys
and
/var/lib/rpm
to see whether they exist
now do a rebuilddb
it should work
 
  


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