Hi ne :-))
Bingo!!! Good News!!!!
I was able to Solve the Problem, and "glint" Works OK.
I Re-Installed the oldpackage "rpm-2.5.5-5.2.i386.rpm",
and to be sure; after the Reinstall I also did the " rpm --rebuilddb"
For the benefit of Other Newbies Here is the Example:
1. rpm -Uvh --oldpackage rpm-2.5.5-5.2 <click Enter>
2. rpm --rebuilddb <click-Enter>
"glint" works now both in the Control-Panel, and in Comand-Mode.
While I am happy, that after 4-days of aggrevation the Problem is solved.
I am OUTRAGED with the *y REDHAT People.!!!
They have had the Goddamn Rpm-3.0.2-5x.i386.rpm. listed as an Udate and Fix
for RH 5.2. since July. I am sure, that by now they are quite aware, that
this Upgrade will disable the "glint-Package-Manager" as well a the KDE
"Package-manager", and as Such;
Will Create all kinds of Nightmares to Newbies coming to Linux.
I've also been watching the RH News Groups (including linux.redhat.rpm) and
have not seen Any-Inputs from the RH-People.
I guess they think, that they are to Big to care about
"Good-Public-Relations. They sure seem to behave just like MICROSOFT.
I bought the 5.2 Distribution from RH earlier this year only to find a few
weeks later the 6.x was released, with not just the Install-Guide, but also
a Users-Guide. But to get 6.x I would have had to pay full Price.
Even Microsoft hasn't pulled a stunt like this. And this latest Garbage
Experience really put the lid on it. As far as I am concerned they can
shove their Upgrades etc.. I will be a long time before I consider spending
any money for Their Products. I will also discourage any one from doing so
>>Thank you for your reply.
>>I followed your suggestion (rpm --rebuilddb) but Unfortunatelly "glint'
>>still doesn't work. I've red the HOWTO's and the ManPage again, as well
>>the (3) but I could'nt Find any refereces to this Problem.
>> The error message
>> "rpm error: cannot open database in /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm"
>> seem to indicate some sort of a "Link" problem.
>>But I am to much of a Newbie to be able to find the solution.
>>At least RPM (in command line) works. What I find strange is that the
>>KDE Pkg-Mngr gives the same error message as when I give the
>>command "glint &" in Xterm.
>Yep, you are right. Glint and kpack[age|viewer] don't work,
>won't work. And it is my fault for not tell you to recompile
>both of them as the versions you have will anly work with
>the old versions.
>My humble apologies. For glint you'll have to step up in
>version. For kpack[age|viewer], grab the source and compile.
>"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out."
> 10:27am up 6 days, 10:08, 1 user, load average: 1.91, 2.02, 1.47