Trouble installing packages using rpm on Mandrake 10.0
I'm trying to install a rpm package on a Mandrake 10.0 install. In the past I've been able to do this both at the command line and using webmin. When I try to install the package, the command locks up. It appears to be running as I can see the service in the process list but nothing ever happens. If I cntl-c out of the process, the instance is left running and I have to manually kill it. Resource utilization on the server is light, with only a few percent of the CPU utilized. After killing it a couple of times, I tried to run rpm -qa and grep the package name to see if maybe I had a busted install but that just hangs as well with nothing returned. Other commands that are resource intensive run without any problems on the box. The particulars of the install as obtained by uname -a are as follows:
Linux MIS1235.bcbsal.org 2.6.3-7mdk-p3-smp-64GB #1 SMP Wed Mar 17 15:34:39 CET 2004 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
Has anyone seen anything like this before? It looks like rpm may be busted but I have no way to confirm this. My syslog shows no errors.