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Old 07-22-2002, 04:16 PM   #1
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Exclamation RPM Corruption?


Hello
My distro is RH 7.1
I installed a newer version of the lib libcrypto.so.2 which in turn corrupted some of my programs that required the previous version (libssl.so.1?) Yes well...I believe this in turn corrupted my 'RPM' manager...and...now...I can't install anything.
I have tried to install a new 'RPM' manager but it doesn't work.confused
If you'd like more details ask...
Thank you (anyone)
Tyler..
 
Old 07-22-2002, 05:19 PM   #2
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well give some error messages for a start...

try rebuilding the database ... "rpmdb --rebuilddb"
 
Old 07-22-2002, 07:53 PM   #3
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Well...thanks for the fast reply...
There are no error messages, the RPM freezes up everytime I begin installation of ANY package. Although, once I tried to install from a CD(one of my installation CD's) and it froze, but I still had functioning buttons(they weren't just flat, I could "press" them[unlike during my other attempts]) I hope you understand what I mean

And also..what directory do I run that rebuild from ? I tried it from a few different dir's but it replied:
"rpm: arguments to --root (-r) must begin with a /"
Yes this is confusing me...
Thanks for any help

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Old 07-22-2002, 08:11 PM   #4
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I take it you're using a GUI package manager? Try running the program itself from the commandline so that you can see what error messages it's throwing up.

For example, if you're using KPackage, then go to a command prompt (from within X) and run kpackage. Your normal GUI should pop up, and do what you would normally. If there are any problems, then some error messages should be on the command prompt.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-22-2002, 08:27 PM   #5
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Ahh I should have thought of that
Thank you, This is the output:
"# kpackage
Xlib: extension "RENDER" missing on display ":0.0".
Unknown child process 1771 died"
I hope this helps
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Old 07-22-2002, 08:52 PM   #6
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Did you run this from a command prompt from within X (KDE/Gnome/whatever)? I thought that the 'missing on display' thing usually only happened when you tried to run it from a bog-standard console, rather than a terminal session running under X.

Anyway, how did you get on with running rpmdb --rebuilddb from the command line?
 
Old 07-22-2002, 09:20 PM   #7
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I began a terminal window through KDE. I'm not sure which version(whatever is standard with RH 7.1)
I am logged as root, which is bad I know, but I am just using it to fix this(or attempt if nothing else)
And what did you mean by "bog"?
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Old 07-22-2002, 09:26 PM   #8
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And as to how the rebuild command went, I can't run it. I am not in the correct directory it seems...I get two different outputs:

"rpm: arguments to --root (-r) must begin with a /"
And the basic directory not found message
And thus, I did not get through with running the rebuild command.

And...if I just ran the RPM commands via a terminal would that perhaps allow success?
Thanks for your help,
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Old 07-22-2002, 09:41 PM   #9
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from command line
rpm -ivvh package_you_want_to_install 2> rpmerr
and post rpmerr
 
Old 07-22-2002, 09:54 PM   #10
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Well...when I executed the command you gave me...nothing happened.
It just gave me another regular prompt.
i.e.
# rpm -ivvh package_you_want_to_install 2> rpmerr
#
There was no output or posting of any type. The command didn't take any time to execute.(instantaneous)
Confusion-
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Old 07-22-2002, 10:07 PM   #11
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look in your home directory there should now be a file called rpmerr

you redirected(>) the stderr(2) to a file (rpmerr)
 
Old 07-22-2002, 11:04 PM   #12
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I thought the command was:

rpm --rebuilddb
 
Old 07-22-2002, 11:19 PM   #13
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rpmdb --rebuilddb

It has one of those pesky extra hashes
I wanted to see what errors were occurring.
 
Old 07-22-2002, 11:25 PM   #14
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D: counting packages to install
D: found 1 packages
D: looking for packages to download
D: retrieved 0 packages
errror : cannot open file openssl-"version".i386.rpm: no such file or directory
version was just file ver.
I really have a lot to learn about parameters...
Thanks,
Tyler
 
Old 07-22-2002, 11:32 PM   #15
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And yes, the command was rpm --rebuilddb
 
  


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