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Old 08-18-2006, 07:58 AM   #1
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Fedora core5-RPM eror

Hello there all my Linux comrads.
Im new to linux and I have tried a few distros.Ive set up Fedora Core 5 from a DVD,if it helps the DVD iso file i downloaded was a i386.Everything works fine,But when i try and install any RPM file it comes up with the eror Cannot retrive software infomation,I wont be able to get online unless i can fix this eror,Maybe it has something to do with the config files in the YUM folder im not shure.If you can help me fix this ill appreciate it.
Old 08-18-2006, 08:02 AM   #2
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I believe you need root to use RPM commands.
Old 08-18-2006, 08:17 AM   #3
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i am root ,so it should work.Also i didnt use commands all you have to do is click it also the same eror happens when i go on ADD/REMOVE software

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Old 08-18-2006, 11:17 PM   #4
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Sorry, I can't be of any help. I don't know how my Linux well.
Old 08-20-2006, 05:29 AM   #5
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same problem for me...can you help me if you found the solution
thank you

Old 08-20-2006, 05:58 AM   #6
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Maybe you need to run as root: rpm --initdb or rpm --rebuilddb.

Otherwise if you mount the dvd, you can cd to the directory the rpm is in and run "rpm -Uhv <filename>"
You can use tab completion to save some typing. Hopefully you can install what you need to get internet access.
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If you are clicking on things it means your in some sort of GUI, logged in as a regular user propably. The best thing to do is either try to use sudo in the commandline or log in the GUI as root and launch rpm from there.
Old 08-20-2006, 09:02 AM   #8
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I think your problem could be due to lack of internet connectivity. By default Fedora Core searches for packages on the net and not on the discs. There is a way to use the discs as the source for your packages, so take a look in the Fedora forum for a solution.


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