Re: Rpm problems
On Wed, 2002-08-14 at 22:01, Travis Crump wrote:
> Ken Stronach wrote:
> > I am trying to install my Lexmark drivers for a Optra C710 but the
> rpm keeps giving me a few errors.
> > rpm -i lexmark???.rpm
> > error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - No such file or
> directory (2)
> > error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
> > Never tried to use rpm's within Debian before but I assume I am
> using it correctly...
> > Any help would be appreciated...
> > Thanks
> you're not. :) I am pretty sure that the only reason that rpm is even
> in debian is to conform to linux standard base, you shouldn't be
> touching it with a ten foot pole. What you want to do is convert the
> rpm to a deb with 'alien <package.rpm>' and install with dpkg. If that
> doesn't work than you have to get the non-rpm option and install it
If this is true, why isn't rpm just a script that calls alien and
installs the resulting debian package with dpkg? Why even have a
program on the system that doesn't work work properly? By definition
isn't that a bug?
Scott Henson firstname.lastname@example.org
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