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Old 07-14-2003, 11:09 PM   #1
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Installing Grip in Redhat 9.0

Deos this tell anyone what I am doing wrong??

[freefly@localhost Grip]$ rpm -i grip-3.0.7-1.i386.rpm
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
[freefly@localhost Grip]$


That rpm is listed as the stable one for RH 9.0
Old 07-14-2003, 11:39 PM   #2
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Has nothing to do with Grip is looks like but more so your rpm database is either missing ot broken. I don't work with RPM's so I can help ya out on this, perhaps you can copy over the db from the install CDs? *shrug*

edit: try installing as root, just noticed that you weren't.

It's also good practice to give an rpm argument of -ivh.

Last edited by bkeating; 07-14-2003 at 11:40 PM.
Old 07-14-2003, 11:41 PM   #3
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Try rebuilding it first:
rpm --rebuilddb
Then try again. All as root.

Old 07-19-2003, 04:30 AM   #4
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Seems that if you don't have access to the database, rather than it beeing corrupted. You have to be root (or equivalent).

Try :
su -c "rpm -i grip-3.0.7-1.i386.rpm"
***** (password)

which runs rpm as root.


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