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Re: [vox-tech] help please!

i found this as a postponed message.  not sure if i sent it, or why i
postponed it, but here it is.

bob, i'm sure people have done this before.  have you looked at deja.com?

have you looked into using some kind of --force option to install rpm.rpm?

also, you might want to find out how people get rpm's on their machines to
start with.  in the deep recesses of my mind, i remember a slackware+rpm
HOWTO.  they would encounter the same trouble you're having; ie- how do you
install an rpm system.   i would imagine it would have to be a tarball.

but also, don't forget that if your system's list of installed packages was
in that directory, it's pretty much hopeless.  if that's the case, you'll
have to reinstall the OS.   :(    not as traumatic as in windows, but still
pretty drastic.  i'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.


On Mon 04 Dec 00, 11:02 PM, Robert G. Scofield said...
> Gudmundur Bjarnason wrote:
> >
> > By shear luck I do have a tar copy of my RH 6.1's /var/lib/rpm in
> > my possesion BUT! somehow I don't think that it will help you very
> > much. I seem to remember /var/lib/rpm containing all the
> > databases for your system so just for you to install my rpm
> > database doesn't mean it will ever work correctly for your system.
> >
> Right, but what I need is a tar copy of /usr/lib/rpm.  Would you happen to
> have one of those?
> Bob
> --
> Robert G. Scofield
> rgscofield@ucdavis.edu

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