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Old 05-10-2016, 09:27 AM   #31
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I just browsed the pclinuxos forum, and seems someone else had an issue with synaptic. So, the following was suggested for upgrading/reinstalling (run as root):

rpm -Uvh --replacepkgs *.rpm
I'm guessing it won't work. But, seems worth a try.

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Old 05-10-2016, 12:27 PM   #32
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If you have a second computer then boot up your OS from it in a virtual machine. Get and copy the libraries you're missing over just enough so that rpm is working. Once rpm starts working you can begin to repair the system.

As mark_alfred suggests, use "ldd /usr/bin/rpm" to check and see what libraries you're missing.

See troubleshooting guides for "rpm repair linux" when you're web searching. e.g.

Depending on your level of effort you should probably just reinstall. Make use of ansible to autoconfigure everything next time.

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