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RPM Trouble

Hi,

I'm having trouble installing RPM's...
I double click the file... it starts reading headers..
and just hangs...

i've managed to install one or two rpm's before but for some reason i cant anymore...
i'm running redhat9.

any ideas?

(i'm very new to linux so if the answers could be step-by-step it would be even more helpfull.)

Thanks

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11ods
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Chris HarteThaumaturgeCommented:
First thing you can try is rebuilding you rpm database.
In my experience rpm gets very confused very easily.
A rebuild will scan your system to see what is actually there rather than what it thinks is there.
Open a terminal, log in as root and type

rpm -rebuilddb

Then try reinstalling
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11odsAuthor Commented:
ok,

rpm -rebuilddb

just hangs aswell....
i left it on for a good couple of minutes
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11odsAuthor Commented:
hmm,
actually,
after waiting even longer,
i get this:

error: db4 error(16) from dbenv->remove: Device or resource busy
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Chris HarteThaumaturgeCommented:
Just been to google with your error message. There are issues with a version of rpm that was released with rh9.

I condensed this from the rpm site.
http://www.rpm.org/hintskinks/repairdb/

The locks on the rpm database are not current and have to be deleted before anything can be added to the database.
The locks are files with the prefix __ in the /var/lib/rpm directory.

To fix it the commands are:

   cd /var/lib/rpm
   rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
   rpm -vv --rebuilddb

The -vv option is so that there will be visible progress on screen while it is running.

After that run your up2date package to get the latest version of rpm from the redhat site.
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