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Bug 7572 - RPM does not work at all
Summary: RPM does not work at all
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm
Version: 4.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-12-03 22:39 UTC by Andreas Walter
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-12-15 17:45:29 UTC

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Output of RPM -qa (deleted)
1999-12-10 23:19 UTC, Andreas Walter
no flags Details

Description Andreas Walter 1999-12-03 22:39:30 UTC
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 17:53:59 UTC
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 23:19:59 UTC
Created attachment 39 [details]
Output of RPM -qa

Comment 3 Andreas Walter 1999-12-10 23:21:59 UTC

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 14:31:59 UTC
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 17:45:59 UTC
This problem appears resolved. Please reopen if I'm wrong.

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