Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8532
Vague error message in RPM
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
While trying to install the G2 Realplayer from Real Networks, the following
[root@veronica /root]# rpm -i G2player-6.0-0.99092901.i386.rpm
error: G2player-6.0-0.99092901.i386.rpm cannot be installed
As can be seen, absolutely no clue whatsoever is given as to why this might
be the case, the error message states the obvious (the install failed) but
then does not go on to state anything useful (like why).
Can this be fixed?
Problems like this are usually due to damaged packages. Try
rpm -K --nopgp --nogpg G2player-6.0-0.99092901.i386.rpm
to verify package integrity.
BTW, what version of rpm? You might also try adding "-vv" to the flags
when installing, as that will help pinpoint where the problem is occurring.
Problem log indicates method of getting better error messages.
rpm-4.0.3 displays the sizes of the various components that do not sum
to the expected package size.