Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 7572
RPM does not work at all
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
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.
What version of rpm?
What packages? Are you installing SRPMS (i.e. foo*.src.rpm) or binary rpms
What does rpm -qa say about what is installed?
Created attachment 39 [details]
Output of RPM -qa
I'm using RPM 3.0.3 as it comes with the current RH distribution.
Output from -q is attached.
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
This problem appears resolved. Please reopen if I'm wrong.