Re: problems with rpm

Topi Kanerva (tkanerva@nks.oulu.fi)
Sun, 24 Nov 1996 21:43:22 +0200 (EET)

> > 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

no it does NOT give any info ... not even with -vv
and it seems to do the same no matter what package i try to install:

[root@susanna /root]# rpm -iv sendmail-8.7.6-5.axp.rpm
error: sendmail-8.7.6-5.axp.rpm cannot be installed
[root@susanna /root]# rpm -iv sendmail-cf-8.7.6-5.axp.rpm
error: sendmail-cf-8.7.6-5.axp.rpm cannot be installed
[root@susanna /root]# rpm -iv dialog-0.6-7.axp.rpm
error: dialog-0.6-7.axp.rpm cannot be installed

and no, i didn't run out of hd space..

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