did that and managed to install the rpm. thanks.
however, i'm still having errors. I tried to uninstall the rpm with rpm -e somerpm but it said it was not installed, so I redid rpm -Uvh somerpm and it said that the rpm was already installed!
Tried rpm -ivh as well, same thing. I don't think it put all the files there though... so I've copied the neccessary files into /usr/lib.
dunno what to do with the stupid thing.
ran rpm -rebuildb again and repeated, no change...