FC4 up2date fatal RPM install error
idht4n at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 26 19:02:16 UTC 2005
I just tried to run up2date on my FC4 system and got an error during
There was a fatal RPM install error. The message was:
There was a rpm unpack error installing the package:
I selected the only available option - "OK" and it exited up2date (it didn't
just abort installing that one package). So I tried to run up2date again
and it found one new package to download (presumably one that was changed
during the 2 hours I had been running the previous up2date). It installed
that new package, but didn't continue installing other downloaded packages
where it left off. Now I suspect I have a half updated system. Some of the
packages that were updated no longer work... for example thunderbird no
longer works. How do I recover from this?
PS - It seems like I get errors every few times I run up2date... every 6
months or so they're bad enough that my install is no longer useful.
Fortunately that's about how often new releases come out, so I usually just
install the new release. But I think it's about time I learn whatever magic
is required to overcome up2date problems. Do I just have bad up2date karma
or is it as fragile as it seems to me? My computer at work and my computer
at home are both currently broken wrt up2date. :(
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