Bug 7216

Summary: error message: failed to open /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Seven <seven_69>
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
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Hardware: i386   
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Last Closed: 1999-11-23 15:49:33 UTC Type: ---
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Description Seven 1999-11-22 05:31:15 UTC
when trying to install or upgrade an rpm package it always spits out this
error message: "failed to open /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm". When I try to
check the signature on /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm package it spits out this
error message: "error: could not read syntax" I therefore can't install any

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-22 15:51:59 UTC
Are you running as root?

Comment 2 Seven 1999-11-23 15:49:59 UTC
nope, and thank you, now it works....  =)   i feel stoopid...  =P