Bug 4198

Summary: Glint fails with new rpm-3.0.x
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Simon Hill <simon>
Component: glintAssignee: Erik Troan <ewt>
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Version: 5.2CC: bobvm
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Description Simon Hill 1999-07-24 19:30:01 UTC
After installing the new rpm-3.0.2-5.x, and
rebuilding the rpm database with rpm --rebuilddb,
glint was unable to read the new rpm database format.

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "./glint.py", line 49, in ?
    installedPackageSet = InstalledPackageSet()
  File "./packageset.py", line 133, in __init__
    self.db = RPMDatabase(prefix)
  File "./rpmdb.py", line 61, in __init__
    self.OpenDatabase(Prefix)
  File "./rpmdb.py", line 26, in OpenDatabase
    self.reopen()
  File "./rpmdb.py", line 41, in reopen
    self.db = rpm.opendb()
rpm.error: cannot open database in /var/lib/rpm

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-31 15:59:59 UTC
*** Bug 4795 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

After upgrading to the latest rpm (3.0.2) from your Support
list, glint does not work.  Also, the X-Windows Package
Management tool (which envokes glint) does not work.
Executing glint from the command line results in the
following messages:
  bad option 'macrofiles' at /usr/lib/rpm/rpmrc:256
  Glint Graphical Package Manager -- version 2.6.2
  Copyright (C) 1998 - Red Hat Software
  This may be freely redistributed under the terms of the
   GNU Public License
  Traceback (innermost last):
    File "./glint.py", line 49, in ?
      installedPackageSet = InstalledPackageSet()
    File "./packageset.py", line 133, in __init__
      self.db = RPMDatabase(prefix)
    File "./rpmdb.py", line 61, in __init__
      self.OpenDatabase(Prefix)
    File "./rpmdb.py", line 26, in OpenDatabase
      self.reopen()
    File "./rpmdb.py", line 41, in reopen
      self.db = rpm.opendb()
  rpm.error: cannot open database in /var/lib/rpm

I downloaded the rpm and rpm-devel RPMs from the errata
list, and did a "rpm --rebuilddb".  Problem persists.

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-09-19 18:50:59 UTC
Glint has been deprecated and will probably disappear in following
releases. Gnorpm as was shipped with 6.0 is a better and more modern
choice for rpm package maintenance.