Article:
  Is Linux Annoying?
Subject:   How do you fix things?
Date:   2003-09-15 18:45:47
From:   anonymous2
When I have a problem, I only find nice utopian how-to's. No where can I find a mention of if there is a problem, how to fix, or a faq. I am having problems loading latest up2date. I follow instructs to download & rpm -Fvh. Doesn't load. I --force, nothing. What steps does one do when a rpm won't install? I guess they don't want to tell you since they make their living off of support.
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  • How do you fix things?
    2003-09-16 12:45:13  anonymous2 [View]

    That *was* annoying when I upgraded up2date last week or so. The rpm file was named such that running rpm would not work. The file I dowloaded had a '[' in it or something. Finally renamed the file, and it installed.
  • How do you fix things?
    2003-09-16 07:09:28  anonymous2 [View]


    rpm -i --nodeps xxxxxxx

    zozo
    • How do you fix things?
      2003-09-16 12:35:24  anonymous2 [View]

      umm...the -nodeps solution is a bit like fixing the leaking radiator on your car by disconnecting the temperature gauge.