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Old 01-26-2003, 04:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing RPM Problem....

I am trying to install an rpm so i "su" and try executing
# rpm -Uvh /home/user/sm56.rpm
but bash just sits there soing absolutely nothing!!! I cant even type in another command. It just adds a line feed and seems to turn into a text editor. As far as the rpm is concirned, it soes not get installed !

Any advice is very welcome!

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add another -v to the command line to find out what's up.
Old 01-26-2003, 05:13 PM   #3
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If you are installing a new rpm shouldn't you use install instead of upgrade?

Try replacing 'U' with 'i' and see if it works...
Old 01-27-2003, 05:58 AM   #4
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-Uvh normally works.

This might be due to a rather nasty (known) bug in the version of RPM that shipped with 8.

If RPM doesn't work for you yalanop say so, I've encountered this situation before. If RPM crashes or is killed during an operation it can mess things up completely. A friend got it every few operations until he upgraded RPM to a fixed version.
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RPM did crash, but after a reboot (!!) it started to work properly again! I am just getting frustrated trying to install my motorlla modem. It appears that the drivers where compiled with version 2 of gcc and I tried to insmod the module for the modem but to no avail

Thans everyone


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