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Old 01-04-2004, 11:00 PM   #1
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RPM can't find /bin/sh, etc...

I'm having trouble with RPM 4.1. When trying to install a package (any package) I get failed dependencies such as /bin/sh. I checked and /bin/sh is of course there like it should be, as a symlink to /bin/bash. I've tried rpm --rebuilddb, with no luck. I installed RPM from source since I'm using a Linux From Scratch system. It was working fine for a while, but after I backed everything up and then changed filesystems and put everything back, the problem started. I've tried uninstalling RPM, reconfiguring, recompiling, and reinstalling, but with no luck. I don't know much about RPM, but it seems as though its supposed to keep track of the files I have and isn't doing so? Much help would be greatly appreciated, I've spent at least a couple of hours scouring the 'net, trying everything I've found, with no luck. Oh yes, I also tried installing the package with --nodeps and it just hangs. If I do rpm -ivvh and --nodeps I see that it is trying to use /bin/sh on a file during the install. Apparently that doesn't work out too well. For mostly everything I prefer to use source, but in this case the program is only offered as an RPM, so I've got my hands tied.

Thanks to anyone who attempts to help, I really appreciate it.



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