Bug 7572 - RPM does not work at all
RPM does not work at all
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: 1999-12-03 17:39 EST by Andreas Walter
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-15 12:45:29 EST
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Output of RPM -qa (6.78 KB, text/plain)
1999-12-10 18:19 EST, Andreas Walter
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Description Andreas Walter 1999-12-03 17:39:30 EST
For some reason, RPM does know what is installed (RPM and GNORPM), but
neither RPM nor GNORPM does install new packages. They see new packages on
CD / Internet - it looks like they start fine (RPM saying "#############")
and when it's ever nothing really has happened.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-12-05 12:53:59 EST
What version of rpm?
What packages? Are you installing SRPMS (i.e. foo*.src.rpm) or binary rpms
(foo*.i386.rpm) ?
What does rpm -qa say about what is installed?
Comment 2 Andreas Walter 1999-12-10 18:19:59 EST
Created attachment 39 [details]
Output of RPM -qa
Comment 3 Andreas Walter 1999-12-10 18:21:59 EST

I'm using RPM 3.0.3 as it comes with the current RH distribution.

Output from -q is attached.

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-12-11 09:31:59 EST
It's unlikely that there's a problem in rpm (but that doesn't mean that you're
not seeing a problem).

Try installing a single package to verify that rpm can (under some conditions)
install a package. Try something small like which-2.8-1.i386.rpm.
	0) rpm --rebuilddb
	1) rpm -e which		i	# erase the installed version
	2) rpm -K which-2.8-1.i386.rpm	# verify that the pacakge is OK
					# (you might need --nopgp/--nogpg)
	3) rpm -i -vvh which-2.8-1.i386.rpm	# install the package
If the above works, that verifies that rpm can install a package. I'll
need more information if the above doesn't work, or there is still a
Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 1999-12-15 12:45:59 EST
This problem appears resolved. Please reopen if I'm wrong.

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