burkby at burkby.com
Sun Apr 1 18:27:51 EDT 2001
Dave Edwards wrote:
> To make a long story short, today I installed rpm-4.0.2 from tarball.
> When I was confident that everything was in the right place, I foolishly
> # rpm -e rpm
> deleting the prior version. When I try to install something, the new
> version does this:
> # rpm -Uvh tcl-8.3.2-4mdk.i586.rpm
> error: cannot open Packages database in /var/local/lib/rpm
> # ls -ld /var/local/lib/rpm
> drwxr-x--- 2 root root 4096 Apr 1 14:19 /var/local/lib/rpm
What's in the dir?
I don't know about Mandrake, Dave, but the RedHat warnings at
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2001-016.html might be
relevant. E.g. "rpm-4.0.2 will fail to install if you have both db1 and
db3 rpm databases in /var/lib/rpm. ...."
Worked for me. FWIW I didn't use tarball; I did `rpm -U rpm*'.
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