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Old 05-03-2004, 10:40 AM   #1
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RPM in Suse 9.0 not working?

Hi all

I've installed Suse 9.0 on my laptop. All seems well enough. However, I wanted to install a few extras, as you would

Anyway, it seems as thought the rpm facility doesn't work, not even on rpm's from Suse's own ftp site. When I either rpm -iv or try from Suse's YaST installer, it looks like it's about to install, but then just simply doesn't! No stalls, pauses. If it's in the command line, then it simply acts as if it's done something and shows the command line again (no feedback with the -v verbose mode set), and no installation if queried.

I'm trying to get GCC installed. Can't do it with the rpm as per the reasons above, and don't know where to start concerning compiling it without a subsequent compiler to compile it with!!

Any help much appreciated. Thnx!

[EDIT]: Forgot to add that YaST doesn't seem to be able to update or install from the Suse update site either. My internet connection is fine and other services are running okay over it. May be of some relavence?

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Old 05-03-2004, 12:19 PM   #2
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"it seems as thought the rpm facility doesn't work"

Maybe there is something wrong with your rpm data base. Log in as root and try:
rpm --rebuilddb

Another thing that you can do is to check to see if you have duplicate packages installed in the rpm data base. Use:
rpm -qa | sort | less
to look for duplicate names.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites
Old 05-03-2004, 12:34 PM   #3
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1. are you try rpm -Uhv ?
2. I think that Yast will work to install gcc with Search you`ll get more easy, just type gcc and check the dependencies
Old 05-03-2004, 02:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys. Unfortunately, the rebuild db didn't work. This is a pretty new installation of Suse, so haven't really installed anything.

I checked for duplicates (I presumed you meant duplicates of GCC), but nothing.

As for YaST, as I said, it doesn't want to install RPM's from this either, as well as search on line for Suse updates!

Old 05-04-2004, 08:12 AM   #5
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I doubt this could help, but you never know , I use for installing rpms the following:
/sbin/yast2 -i "whateverfile.rpm"

Maybe it helps,

Old 05-04-2004, 08:30 AM   #6
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Nope, that simply opens up the YaST GUI and does the same thing (i.e. nothing).

Thnx anyhow.


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