>I lost my RPM database (the directory /var/lib/rpm). Don't ask me
>Does anybody have any suggestions on how to build a new one without
There is a wonderful packaged called XRPM which I discovered after
much frustration with Caldera OpenLinux V1.2 LISA installation program
which finally hung irretrievably & would install nothing, even after
If you use the Verbose option it lists all the dependencies which were
not found, which are silently ignored by LISA, so that you can go
looking for them. It is really great.
What follows is taken from the site <http://www.gmsys.com>. Look in
the Software section. "Xrpm" is born out of frustration with Redhat
and Caldera rpm management tools. The package does very much more
than listed below.
Xrpm is a simple X interface to the RedHat Package Manager that we
use for everyday tasks. It displays a sorted list of installed or
un-installed rpm's and allows one to do the following:
1) Query the package.
2) List all the files in the package.
3) Remove or install the package.
4) Query, list and install packages from a
5) Query, list and install packages from an
My sincere thanks to the authors.
This will help, Ian.