Bug 7216 - error message: failed to open /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm
error message: failed to open /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 1999-11-22 00:31 EST by Seven
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-23 10:49:33 EST
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Description Seven 1999-11-22 00:31:15 EST
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
rpm.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-22 10:51:59 EST
Are you running as root?
Comment 2 Seven 1999-11-23 10:49:59 EST
nope, and thank you, now it works....  =)   i feel stoopid...  =P

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