Installing a RPM

Rick Stevens ricks at
Wed Oct 29 22:50:25 UTC 2008

Dave Burns wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Jim <mickeyboa at> wrote:
>> I tryed to install and it
>> needs a number dependencies like libuno_*,
>>  these dependcies are in /opt/ but they can't be
>> found by rpm -ivh.
> Which means... either you installed them by hand (config make, not
> with yum or rpm) or your rpm database is corrupt.
> Use yum when you can.
> Use rpm localinstall when you can't
> Use google if your rpm database is corrupt - I don't remember offhand
> how to fix it, but it has been mentioned many times on this list and
> probably a horde of other places.

As root: "rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*;rpm --rebuilddb" and then go have
a cup of coffee while it churns away.  :-)  Can take a while to run.
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