> I have this intermittent problem with the RPM program where it will
> refuse to perform an installation and give me this error message:
> failed to open //var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm
> error: cannot open //var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm
Are you installing as root? You need to be root in order to perform
an installation, update, or uninstallation.
Quote:> And sometimes it works... I haven't been real pleased with RPM's
> reliability all the way around. Glint absolutely refuses to scan for
> available RPMs... No matter what directory I point it towards, it
> starts to scan and then hangs.
Glint isn't that great, and not very representative of what RPM can do
for you. Are you sure it's* and not just trying to process a
directory with alot of RPMs? Also, if you pointing it to an FTP site,
it can take a while. Also, does the directory exist (check it with
the configure button). Is the progress bar stopping when it "hangs".
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