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Old 10-31-2004, 07:02 AM   #1
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Unhappy The terminal doesn't answer.

Sometimes I type a string with rpm -Uh <rpmfile> in the terminal , I type ENTER but the it doesn't answer and it doesn't prompt anything again, then I can write anything I like, as in a word processor without answer. After this it doesn't work with rpm commands.
Help me.

Old 10-31-2004, 08:32 AM   #2
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Can you bust out of it by hitting Control-C? And when you hit ENTER several times, does the screen scroll up with each successive ENTER keypress? Some programs, when you do not provide enough command line options just sit there, waiting for more input. Hitting Control-C can bust you out.

Another problem is that some programs do mess up your terminal session. I'm sure most people have had issues when they exit a particular program, and they cannot see what they're typing at the command prompt any longer. Or, they only get output buffer dumps when they hit ENTER (after the command has been issued, but not getting echoed keystrokes). Often, the only thing to do in this case is to disconnect, and re-login.
Old 10-31-2004, 08:38 AM   #3
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ctrl-c can be dangerous if you are running rpm, your rpm database can be messed up. If you install packages using "rpm -Uvh" at least you can see the progress of the installation and probably figure out if rpm has actually finished installing an rpm and whether it's something else thats causing your problem.
Old 11-01-2004, 05:47 AM   #4
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Yes, the screen scroll up, and I've used -Uvh. When the problem happen again I'm tring with Control-C. Thx.

Ps: the problem disappear then I reboot the system...


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