[ATrpms-users] Re: Unmet Dependencies and Confusion
Axel.Thimm at atrpms.net
Sat Jul 17 19:28:34 CEST 2004
On Sat, Jul 17, 2004 at 01:03:51PM -0400, George Galt wrote:
> Thanks for the response. No, you didn't tell me to delete the database,
> it is just my inexperience showing! I had used the command
> rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__*, and assumed (since I then rebuilt the database)
> that it deleted the database. Clearly I was wrong. Sorry.
> So back to the original problem, rpm -q bask libstdc++ says that these
> packages are not installed, and doing
> rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__*
> LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1 rpm --rebuilddb
> does not fix the issue. RPM still reports that these packages are not
What does rpm -qa | wc -l yield? If a too small number, then your
database is lost, otherwise maybe a couple of packages have been
forgotten in the database.
> Is there another way to get the database to remember what is supposed to
> be in it? Should I attempt to reinstall the package configuration? I
> did notice in other sections of the list that some people had used yum
> instead with some success, should I try that route? I can always fall
> back on reinstalling the OS and starting from scratch with apt-get, but
> I hate to do that (will lower the WAF of the MythTV box!!), though I'm
I'd reinstall. You can of course start reinstalling packages so that
they reappear in the database, but it will take you less time to reinstall.
> One separate question, should I periodically update the package
> configuration from your site on this box (and my other ones too) or does
> apt-get dist-upgrade fetch the new configurations as well?
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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