yum, rpm, pirut, pup won't run on FC6
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,
> >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.
We have all used the two commands you say may be going away. Who is
making that decision and why?
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