[ILUG] rpm does not install packages
kae at verens.com
Tue Nov 28 06:19:54 GMT 2006
Walter Faleiro wrote:
> the command mkdir was giving a segmentation fault on my 7.3 system. I
> rpm -e --nodeps fileutils-4.1-10 and then tried to reinstall the same,
> rpm does not install the package. How can I force the rpm installer in
> installing the package, or check the error why its not installing the
fileutils is very fundamental, and includes commands such as cp, mv, rm
and other very very important commands.
you've basically just done the same thing as "rpm -e --nodeps my_head".
it's no wonder you can't do anything now. "--nodeps" is a very serious
thing to use.
you have only a few options ahead of you.
1. total renstallation - hopefully you've had the foresight to keep your
data on separate partitions
2. reconstruction - boot with a live cd such as ubuntu, and physically
copy over the missing files, then reboot into your normal system (if it
will reboot) and try RPM again.
I'd go with #2, myself - you're screwed already, so you can't make it
much worse. Hopefully you can get yourself out of this hole, with a bit
If you do manage it, well done!
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