Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57719
Can't Fix RPM problem (Bugzilla bug report #57684) by upgrading rpm
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
Your solution to bug report 57684:
>> Install rpm-4.0.3 packages from ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/dist-4.0.x
>> and do a --rebuilddb. That will eliminate damaged header
>> instance #1022 from your Packages database.
No can do.
I can't install the new RPM 4.0.3 via RPM, because RPM is broken.
I downloaded rpm-4.0.3.tar.gz and tried to build it, but it does not seem to
If I understand the INSTALL instructions correctly, running ./autogen.sh should
set some env variable then launch configure.
When I run ./autogen.sh all I get is a USAGE message ( see
I checked the versions of the required apps and they meet the requirements for
RPM 4.0.3 ( see http://www.geocities.com/jfxberns/versions.txt )
I tried ./configure, but it dies with an error (see
OK. I am back to square one. No working rpm, no way to run rpm --rebuilddb.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. d/l rpm-4.0.3.tar.gz
2. tar -xzf rpm-4.0.3.tar.xzf
3. cd rpm-4.0.3
Actual Results: ./autogen.sh should run configure, but it doesn't
./configure exits with an error
Expected Results: ./autogen should generate a proper config file...
I re-installed a fresh copy of db-3.1.17 just to make sure that that wasn't
generating a problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 57684 ***