RPM 4.0.2

RPM 4.0.2

Post by G. Ferdin » Fri, 21 Dec 2001 01:14:10


I just upgraded my rpm-3.0.6 to the 4.0.2 version, or at least I tried,
now I am stuck with totally no access to the RPM database at all.
When I start YaST I get the following error:

Create new database file in /var/lib/rpm.new
/usr/lib/rpm/rpmdb: error while loading shared libraries: libbz.so.1:
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
error in converting the new database!
Deleting the new database.

I tried to yous YOU Yast online update to update the system, but it crashed
also because of the wrecked RPM things.
Is there anyway to do this manually, where can I get the new libbz.so.1 en
in which directory must it go? Or have I been really stupid
to install this RPM under a SuSE distro (just got it from rpm.org which said
it would be compatible with all Linux distros)
apreciate any help,




RPM 4.0.2

Post by Sean Russel » Fri, 21 Dec 2001 02:20:24

> Create new database file in /var/lib/rpm.new
> /usr/lib/rpm/rpmdb: error while loading shared libraries: libbz.so.1:
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Hm.  Are you sure this is correct?  RPM 4 has dependancies on libz and
libbz2 -- I've never heard of libbz.

Check for libz by running "locate libz.so"; if you don't have it, you can
get it from http://www.gzip.org/zlib/.  Check you have libbz2 with "locate
libbz2.so".  BZip2 lives at http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/index.html.  If
you have both of them, make sure they're in the lib loadpath with "ldconfig
-v | egrep 'lib.?z2?.so'".  Lastly, you may, after you verify that these
libs are installed, have to run "rpm --rebuilddb".  I usually do that every
time I upgrade RPM, although it probably isn't neccessary.

--- SER


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   I installed the new version of Uwin (3.1) sucessfully. I also
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