PackageKit has eaten my system (again!)

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Mon Dec 22 00:03:48 UTC 2008

On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 22:13:46 +0000
Anne Wilson <annew at> wrote:

> On Sunday 21 December 2008 22:00:16 DB wrote:
> >
> > [Dave at localhost ~]$ rpm -qi pygpgme
> > package pygpgme is not installed
> > [Dave at localhost ~]$ rpm -qi python-iniparse
> > package python-iniparse is not installed
> > [Dave at localhost ~]$
> >
> > Is there a way to tell rpm to go off and search a specific repo?  

no. Rpm only acts on specific packages. 

> If they are not installed 'yum install packagename' should pull them
> in - and you can list both packages in one command.

Except that he is trying to install yum. ;) 

> > I
> > tried rpm --whatprovides yum but that evidently is not acceptable!  
> It's not apparent from the help file, but I think the command is 'rpm
> -q whatprovides ....' but I don't think that would have helped in
> this situation. I'd try
> yum install pygpgme python-iniparse yum

No yum installed there for him. ;) 

Dave: Try the following: 

rpm -ivh

All on one big long line. ;) 
Not sure if there are further deps, but hopefully that will get yum installed for you. 

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