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Old 08-25-2003, 01:25 PM   #1
c-monk
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RPM won't install


When I try to run some rpm's nothing happens. In the terminal, a new line is created and the [root@h24-81-249-56 rootcode]# stops appearing. In Nautilus, nothing happens.

This happens to me with these rpm's:
xmule-1.5.6a-3.fr.i386.rpm
wine-20030813-1rh9winehq.i386.rpm
proftpd-1.2.8-1.i386.rpm

I run Redhat 9, on a 566mhz celeron system.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 01:41 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Try rebuilding the rpm database:
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/_*
rpm --rebuilddb

Then try again.

Last edited by david_ross; 08-25-2003 at 01:42 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 03:01 PM   #3
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you will need wxGTK for xmule as a dependency at least, wine is a pita in rh9 and not sure about the other one.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 03:20 PM   #4
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david,

I tryed to clear and rebuild the database, but i got that same error where the shell stops working.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 03:38 PM   #5
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ok did you let the database rebuild do its thing or did you get impatient and stop it?
after typing
rpm -rf /var/lib/rpm/__db*
then type:
rpm -vv --rebuilddb
and you will see what its doing because of the addition of -vv, and then in turn, you'll see when it finishes as it will boot you back to the prompt...
and when you try installing, use the command:
rpm -ivvh packagename.rpm
and see if you get any messages and post them...
this is basically the same thing you already done, but i wanna make sure you put the verbose argument in your command for we can see (if anything) that you might be missing...
 
Old 08-25-2003, 03:52 PM   #6
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D: ============== wxGTK-2.4.0-1.7.3.i386.rpm
D: Expected size: 2580854 = lead(96)+sigs(160)+pad(0)+data(2580598)
D: Actual size: 2580854
D: wxGTK-2.4.0-1.7.3.i386.rpm: MD5 digest: OK (24c5d5354269a9f95c51e0dd12139af1)D: added binary package [0]
D: found 0 source and 1 binary packages
D: opening db environment /var/lib/rpm/Packages joinenv
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages rdonly mode=0x0

Wine seems to have installed, but when i tryed to install the wxGTK so i could run xMule, i got that error.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 07:33 PM   #7
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i know whats the problem

hi,
this is my first port here...

i did have the same problem, the rpm doesnot install....
seraching i found in RED HAT NETWORK an errat saying that theres a problem with rpm in red hat 9, so the solution is ..

go to www.rpm.org and download the latest rpm from there and that all, problem solved...

i hope this helps...
 
  


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