rpm database problems solved

rpm database problems solved

Post by Peter Moo » Mon, 21 Aug 2000 09:25:47

For the others who've had similar problems, thought I'd let you know, all you need to do is "downgrade" your
rpm.rpm package. I had installed rpm-4.0.  Looking on rpmfind.net, rpm-3.0.5-9.6x is the latest I can find for
i-386 now. Looks like the 4.0 version is available for power-pc?  You will probably need to use the --force and
--nodeps options. It will fight you a bit, but your database will be back, and the stupid "major number >3" issue
will be fixed. Just to be sure, I did a --rebuilddb afterward too, but I don't think it really did much...

Good luck,
Peter M.


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database for you if the correct file are found??



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