yum, rpm, pirut, pup won't run on FC6

Les hlhowell at pacbell.net
Tue Jun 19 03:14:17 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-06-18 at 21:55 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
> At 9:35 PM -0400 6/18/07, Eric wrote:
> >A followup on my problem with rpm on FC6...
> >
> >yum, pup, and pirut all call rpm to install or remove the desired packages,
> >right?
> >
> >So, I think that rpm is what is messing up.
> >
> >How do I go about uninstalling and re-installing rpm, without a working rpm
> >to help me do it?
> If that is really the case, you will need to re-install the OS and all the
> packages you use, as the RPM database can't be trusted either.
> In many cases a reboot, or just making sure that nothing is using RPM and
> `rm /var/lib/rpm/__db00?` will fix strange RPM issues.
> Sometimes it helps to rebuild the RPM database, with `rpm --rebuilddb`.
> This functionality may be going away; if that happens, you will need to
> re-install the OS instead.  It depends on having a good
> /var/lib/rpm/Packages file.  If the RPM database is bad, `rpm --verifydb`
> (also maybe going away) may detect the problem, or it may not.
> -- 
Hi, Tony,
	We have all used the two commands you say may be going away.  Who is
making that decision and why?

Les H

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