[LUNI] Why RPM instead of tar.gz
Michael J McGonagle
fndsnd at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 18 22:35:02 CST 2001
I have been using Mandrake 8.0 now for the past 4-5 months, and in all
that time I have tried to install various *.rpm file. EVERY time that I
have run rpm it complains that my database is in the wrong format and
that I need to run 'rpm --rebuilddb' as root.
I have done this now about 3 times. It still complains about not have
the right format of database for rpm.
I can't image that I am the only one having this sort of problem, but it
makes no sense that I have a clean install of Mandrake 8.0 and I can
install anything with rpm. *.tar.gz files work beautifully. Anytime that
I have a choice between *.tar.gz or *.rpm, I choose *.tar.gz everytime.
Can anyone point me to a solution? Is rpm directly supported by Redhat?
Or because it is a Mandrake install, is this something unique to
Thanks for the help,
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