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Old 06-24-2003, 03:47 AM   #1
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RPM's not ever installing...


ive been messing around with rh9 for a few months now, and ive always had this problem with rpm's. they never want to install or install right. i think out of the many ive tried, only one rpm has actually installed correctly.

the thing that i have to do when i want to install something now is to compile it from its tarball.

me and an associate, have concluded that i should reinstall rh9, is this the only thing that can fix this?

the problem may have occured when i had to install rh9 from only the first two discs, as the third always failed its "being able to work" test when you first install linux. i had to install about seven times, guessing and checking what packages i could install without using the third disc.

any suggestions?

could i possibly install what i could be missing (that makes rpm's not install/work) from a disc 3 that actually works? who knows?!
 
Old 06-24-2003, 04:00 AM   #2
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Some specifics would be helpful here.

1. Are you trying to install from the "Package Manager"?

1.1 Does it ask you for the 3rd CD?

2. Have you tried installing rpm's from a command line?

2.1 If so, what specific error are you getting?


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Old 06-24-2003, 04:08 AM   #3
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ok...most of the time, i just open the folder that the rpm is in the gui, and double click it. that has started one rpm installation i have done. and the rest, because that didnt work, i tried from a command line, didnt do anything, the cursor just sat there and blinked at me for like an hour.

never asked me for the 3rd cd, i made sure i installed packagesthat were only on discs 1, 2, and 3.

this is what used to happen when i tried to install rpm's:

dialogue would pop-up, saying it's getting ready to install and it's checking for dependancies...that would suddenly disappear with no error or warning message.

now:

nothing at all happens, no dialogue, no error, no warning, no nothing. it baffles my mind.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 08:08 PM   #4
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*bump*
 
Old 06-24-2003, 08:44 PM   #5
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try it on command line.... rpm -i rpm_you_want_to_try
but I really dislike RPM and I think you should keep using tar.gz. Better and faster once it's installed.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 08:51 PM   #6
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nothing happens. i do that, and the cursor (in the terminal) just moves to the next line, WITHOUT a [root:]# in front of it. and does nothing. and sits there. forever.

i am also discussing it at justlinux.com here
 
Old 06-24-2003, 08:57 PM   #7
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Try "rpm -Uvh filename.rpm" It should give you some output to the terminal.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 08:57 PM   #8
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did you try logging into terminal as root and deleting the __db.* files and then rebuilding the rpm database and then trying to install an rpm?
 
Old 06-24-2003, 09:00 PM   #9
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Try "man rpm" It's all there.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 09:03 PM   #10
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no, i havent tried that because i dont know how to do that.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 09:08 PM   #11
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"man rpm" Will give you a short Howto that includes all the different variables and a brief explanation of their purpose. It works for most programs.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 09:12 PM   #12
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ONE Solution to RPM problem
Use apt-get with synaptic as the gui

go to http://freshrpms.net to get the packages and then forget about any RPM problems

Hope that helps...
 
Old 06-24-2003, 09:12 PM   #13
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did you try logging into terminal as root and deleting the __db.* files and then rebuilding the rpm database and then trying to install an rpm?
THAT is what i dont know how to do.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 09:30 PM   #14
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Check out this page:

http://wwwacs.gantep.edu.tr/linux/rute/

It will save you hours of frustration.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 11:38 PM   #15
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ok you will go to the terminal then su to root
navigate to /var/lib/rpm
type rm -rf __db.*
rpm --rebuilddb
then try the rpm package that you were having trouble with.
 
  


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