> The graphical RPM included with KDE looks pretty sweet, only one problem-
> it isn't working for me. When I try installing a package, it gives me the
> error message "failed to open //var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm".
Which distribution do you have in use? Looks like your "packages.rpm" is an
older one. Did you try installing RPMs with your distribution packet
installer (e.g. yast in SuSE)?
Quote:> I checked, and packages.rpm did exist in that directory. However the RPM
> program told me it was an invalid rpm file.
Run your distribution installer or your admin tools and update the RPM
Quote:> What is the significance of that file?
packages.rpm ist the database which stores all information about package
dependancies and so on.
Quote:> I have something over 1200 megs total, so I'm almost positive that disk
> space has nothing to do with it.
No, that should be the problem. If your disk space runs low (>5%), root gets
Quote:> How do I check free disk space, there's no handy little
> label i've seen so far saying how many megs free like in Windows...
Open an xterm and type df or df --help. That's the command you're looking for.
> a lot. Thanks!
> Dan Rasmussen
J?rg Frey, http://home.netsurf.de/joerg.frey/
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