[lug] RPMs from source?

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Thu Oct 18 15:26:06 MDT 2001

Mike> Ok, here's another wierd problem from my recent KRUD install. I
Mike> don't appear to have rpm installed on my machine! So, I've got
Mike> bunches of RPMs but I guess I need a tarball to bootstrap it. Or
Mike> have I missed something? Just copying /bin/rpm from another
Mike> machine doesn't seem to do the trick. I have bunches of stuff
Mike> installed from rpms, but apparently not rpm itself.

humm...something is very wrong. 

Did you do a clean install? with formatting the old existing mandrake

There were no errors from the installer? 
It sounds like something very bad happened on your install, like it
tried to install over the previous install and got messed up, or
the like. 

Is there a /tmp/install.log file? anything odd in it? 

Mike> -Mike


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