Bug 15998 - installing the latest rpm-build package didn't work
installing the latest rpm-build package didn't work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-08-11 10:55 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-15 13:07:12 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2000-08-11 10:55:01 EDT
When I installed the rpm-*-3.0.5-* set I got this error message
    /usr/lib/rpm not empty

When I do 
    rpm -Fvvh rpm-build-3.0.5-9.5x.i386.rpm
it does nothing and prints

# rpm -Fvvh rpm-b*
D: counting packages to install
D: found 1 packages
D: looking for packages to download
D: retrieved 0 packages
D: New Header signature
D: Signature size: 149
D: Signature pad : 3
D: sigsize         : 152
D: Header + Archive: 98014
D: expected size   : 98014
D: opening database mode 0x42 in /var/lib/rpm

I've still got lots of old stuff in /usr/lib/rpm.  rpm can still
list all of my packages.

Is  something now broken which will give me trouble in the
D: found 0 source and 0 binary packages
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-08-15 13:07:10 EDT
Can you do
	strace -o /tmp/xxx rpm -Fvv rpm-build*
and look at /tmp/xxx? If rpm looks like it is looping repeatedly, then try doing
	rpm --rebuilddb
and repeat the install. 

If the rpm-build still does not install, please mail me <jbj@redhat.com> a copy
of the strace

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-08-24 12:35:45 EDT
Please reopen this bug if your problem is still an issue.

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