rpm: not found 'packages.rpm'

rpm: not found 'packages.rpm'

Post by Ozgur Can Leona » Fri, 14 Nov 1997 04:00:00

I run Slackware, and I need to be able to run rpm to install rpm
packages (duh). un-tarzipped the distribution package i got from the
sunsite site, and now when i do

rpm -i apcahe-blah-blah

it says:

# rpm -i ghostview-1.5-6.i386.rpm
failed to open //var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm

error: cannot open /var/lib/rpm//packages.rpm


what is wrong?

the howto's dont have much help for idiots.


thank you.


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