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Old 07-30-2003, 08:43 AM   #1
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Can't install RPM's

When I try to install an RPM, I get the message (from KPackage or prompt rpm)

"error: cannot open packages index using db3 - no such file or directory (2)
error: cannot open packages database sin /var/lib/rpm"

when I try to --initdb it returns the first part, about not opening packages index using db3..

i have no idea what's going on here. I've never installed an RPM and i think i'm doing it right. the errors all around indicate i'm not. i tried searching the web and trying what was said but none have helped. any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 07-30-2003, 09:05 AM   #2
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Doh, figured it out. My distro's based on Debian, RPM doens't get along with Debian, used alien to convert it to a .deb file and went from there and it worked.


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