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Old 09-01-2003, 01:17 PM   #1
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RPM install on RH9 fails

Hi All

I'm wondering if the list can help me with a problem with my RH9 install.

For some reason RPM installs no longer work. They did to start with, but now when I double click an RPM I get the message about calculating headers/dependencies etc, and then it just disappears.

Any ideas?


Old 09-01-2003, 01:25 PM   #2
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Try rebuilding your database:

As Super User (su) type:
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__*
then type:
rpm -vv --rebuilddb

It should scroll a bunch of text. If it doesn't work again, in a console, type rpm -Uvh <packagename>
If it gives any errors, post them here
Old 09-01-2003, 01:26 PM   #3
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run rpm from a terminal window. As root
rpm -ivh
for fresh installs and
rpm -Uvh
for upgrades. You should get some error messages. If you post them here, someone might be able to help.
Old 09-01-2003, 02:45 PM   #4
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RPM install fails


doing (as SU)

rm -f /var/lib/rpm/_*

gives a message 'invalid option'.

I tried rebuilding anyway, but it seems to hang

Thanks for your assistance so far
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OK, did a restart and it seems to go OK. Can the RPM 'manager' crash?
Old 09-01-2003, 03:31 PM   #6
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........anything can crash...
Old 09-02-2003, 03:02 AM   #7
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fair enough

how do you restart RPM manager?


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