Re: problems with rpm

Woodstock (woody@balintrc.gardens.udayton.edu)
Sun, 24 Nov 1996 12:31:25 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 24 Nov 1996, Topi Kanerva wrote:

> today i tried to install some updates to the redhat-4.0 i'm currently
> running, so i ftp'd some updates from ftp.redhat.com:/pub/updates/axp
> like new sendmail rpm's etc. but when i tried to install them, i ran out
> of luck. looked like this:
>
> [root@susanna /root]# rpm -i sendmail-8.7.6-5.axp.rpm
> error: sendmail-8.7.6-5.axp.rpm cannot be installed
>
> hehe, that's pretty informative. now, _why_ can't it be installed? any
> ideas?

try:
rpm -iv or rpm -ivh

Should give you more info on why it didn't install.
v is verbose

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