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Old 08-24-2004, 08:27 PM   #1
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"rpm not installed"


I am trying to install the rpm package icecc-2.8-0.i386.rpm from When I first tried 'rpm -i icecc*' it gave me the error:

error: Failed dependencies:
/usr/bin/python2 is needed by icecc-2.8-0

I have python 2.3 installed at /usr/bin/python2.3 so I figured icecc would still work and I tried 'rpm -i --nodeps icecc*' and it said:

error: cannot open lock file ///var/lib/rpm/RPMLOCK in exclusive mode
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

so I used su to get into root and tried it again. It said:

warning: user vadim does not exist - using root
warning: group vadim does not exist - using root

and then it returned to the prompt. I thought it had been installed but when I tried 'rpm -q icecc*' it says:

package icecc-2.8-0.i386.rpm is not installed

but when I try installing it again ('rpm -i --nodeps icecc*' from root as I did above), it says

package icecc-2.8-0 is already installed

is it installed or not? how can I get it to work?
Old 08-24-2004, 09:07 PM   #2
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Try the rpm -q without the final asterisk... It doesn't check by filename, it checks by package name. Or, try "rpm -qa | grep icecc" instead.

As to running it, I don't know. You can try "rpm -ql icecc" to list what files it provides. Read any that look like doc files.
Old 08-25-2004, 02:19 AM   #3
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if you really can't get it installed, try downloading rpm2targz, unpack that rpm and copy files to desired location.


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