Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-05-2003, 10:44 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Singapore
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 128

Rep: Reputation: 15
rpm freezes up while installing as root

I realised when i enter in as root to install an rpm package, the terminal just stops....

for example when i su-m to root and i cd and keyed in rpm -ivh aspell-0.50.3-16.i386.rpm,
the cursor just goes down to the next sentence and nothing comes out....

but when i install using a user, there will be failed dependencies error messages that pop out....

does anyone here know the solution to this problem?
Old 12-06-2003, 12:13 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Virginia
Distribution: Ubuntu Hoary (5.04)
Posts: 550

Rep: Reputation: 31
You might have a bad rpm. Try redownloading the rpm and installing again.
Old 12-06-2003, 12:18 AM   #3
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Singapore
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
Posts: 128

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
hmm....but this happened to virtually all my rpms that i downloaded?
Old 12-06-2003, 07:41 AM   #4
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Linux and BSD
Posts: 229

Rep: Reputation: 30
dependencies or corrupted
Old 12-07-2003, 05:18 PM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Bowdoin, ME
Distribution: RedHat 9
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
OK- I know someone is going to give me hell for doing it this way, and yes I am a newbie but, it worked for me.

I just got done with a rpm that would not force install with su.
I logged in as root, tried again and it worked great.

I know you shouldn't be logging in as root but, I was desperate.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
logging out as root freezes system! anton_w Debian 5 04-28-2005 04:45 AM
Xwindows freezes on exit, but only for root geomatt Slackware 13 10-09-2004 05:42 PM
root freezes gong Slackware 12 06-01-2004 02:36 PM
core 2 freezes on rpm install juicio Fedora - Installation 1 05-26-2004 03:55 PM
RPM Install freezes in SuSE leemoreau Linux - Software 1 02-09-2004 02:14 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration