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Old 02-15-2004, 12:04 PM   #1
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rpm problme


I 'm new at installing from source. I'm trying to install Cyrus-SASL to
work with PostFix (email server).

I'm following the HowTo located at
I got the source files from (as suggested in
the how to)

I get the following raft of errors when I run

rpm -ivh cyrus-sasl-2.1.10-2foo

warning: user tis does not exist - using root
warning: group tis does not exist - using root
warning: user tis does not exist - using root
warning: group tis does not exist - using root
warning: user tis does not exist - using root
warning: group tis does not exist - using root
1:cyrus-sasl ############################ [100%]

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Old 02-15-2004, 12:21 PM   #2
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you need to type
rpmbuild --rebuild name.of.rpm (as root)

then, when it's finished, you'll need to navigate to /usr/src/RPMS/xxx (use a file browser cus there aredifferent places within this dir that different distros use eg .../RPMS/i586/ )

.src.rpms are source rpms, containing source files which need building
Old 05-19-2004, 09:10 AM   #3
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[...]# rpmbuild --rebuild samba-2.2.7a-8.9.0.src.rpm
Installing samba-2.2.7a-8.9.0.src.rpm
rpmdb: unable to join the environment
error: db4 error(11) from dbev->open: Resource temporarily unavailable
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Resource temporarily unavailable(11)
error: cannot open Packages database in var/lib/rpm

what does this mean?


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