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Old 04-18-2003, 12:13 PM   #1
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Question RPM freeze and Redhat 9.0

Has anyone had problems with RedHat 9.0 and RPM? I have all sorts of problems with it, to the point that I'm thinking about just compiling everything (although this causes headaches when removing faulty components). RPM seems to freeze regularly (it will say "Preparing ...", then the gauge will go to 100% for the package ... and then it will hang, no Ctrl-C or anything, and you can't killall it from another console. Also, it segfaults REGULARLY -- and these should be well-compiled packages ( Any solutions / ideas? And I have installed all of the errata from RedHat, including the glibc fix.
Old 04-18-2003, 12:25 PM   #2
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This is a known problem with new versions of the package manager. It is documented on the firsta page or

This fix is to repair the rpm database:
Old 04-18-2003, 01:32 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll be sure to try that out as soon as I get home! I guess I hadn't done enough research into it.


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