RPM howto/faq?

RPM howto/faq?

Post by Stev » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00



Can anyone point me to a good RPM howto/faq.  I am interested in learning
how RPM deals with installing apps over previous versions, etc.

-Steve

 
 
 

RPM howto/faq?

Post by Richard Stein » Fri, 22 May 1998 04:00:00



spake unto us, saying:

Quote:>Can anyone point me to a good RPM howto/faq.  I am interested in
>learning how RPM deals with installing apps over previous versions,
>etc.

Most of the info I'm aware of is available at http://www.rpm.org

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1. RPM for Uwin - cannot open file //var/lib/rpm/nameindex.rpm

Im trying to use the port of RPM for UWin. Unfortunatelly Im having
some problems to get it to work
properly.
   I installed the new version of Uwin (3.1) sucessfully. I also
downloaded RPM 4.0.3 from Wipro site and
installed it. I did the instalation from the root directory (/) using:

$ tar xvf rpm-4.0.3.tar
rpm-4.0.3.tar volume 1 in tar format
usr
usr/bin
usr/bin/rpm.exe
usr/bin/rpm2cpio.exe
usr/local
usr/local/lib
usr/local/lib/rpm
usr/local/lib/rpm/rpmrc
usr/man
usr/man/man8
usr/man/man8/rpm.8
usr/man/man8/rpm2cpio.8
12 files, 1365 blocks

   After that I created the directory  /var/lib/rpm .
   To create the rpm database I execute rpm --initdb . At this point
I get an error:

   $ rpm --initdb
   cannot open file //var/lib/rpm/nameindex.rpm: No such file or
directory

   At /var/lib/rpm was created the following file:

   $ pwd
   /var/lib/rpm
   $ ls
   packages.rpm

  The same message I get when I execute it using Administrator or su
.

  Thanks for any help,

      Gustavo

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