Jason Staloff on Fri, 2 Apr 1999 07:55:44 -0500 (EST)

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Re: bad cd or glint broken?

Hmm, this is the exact CD that I installed from. I'll get the errata, and
if that doesn't work I'll reinstall. It's time to jockey my partitions
around a bit anyway, who needs a whole 2gb for Wind95?



>I experienced the same thing with my CD which was included with "Mastering
>Linux" published by
>Sybex.  This, also, was after upgrading to the latest rpm version after
>upgrading kernel to 2.0.36.
>and applying the fixes as recommended in the 5.1 errata.  I also, upgraded
>Samba twice, and rpm did
>not remove the previous versions.  I was told by a techie, based on some
>strace results while trying
>to remove Samba, that my rpm database was most likely corrupt.  I would
>get a "Segmentation fault
>(core dumped)" error when I tried to remove any of the three versions of
>Samba.  Yesterday, I
>reinstalled 5.1 from scratch.  No big deal.  Took about 2 hours including
>reinstalling KDE and WP8.
>On Thu, 1 Apr 1999 07:34:36 -0500, you wrote:
>>When I tell glint to scan available packages, it gets about 3/4 of the way
>>through then the progress bar stops. The xterm says
>>Traceback (innermost last):
>>  File "/var/tmp/python-root/usr/lib/python1.5/lib-tk/Tkinter.py", line
>>752, in
>>  __call__
>>    return apply(self.func, args)
>>  File "./glint.py", line 62, in available
>>    availablePackageSet = PackagePathSet(currentPackagePath)
>>  File "./packageset.py", line 157, in __init__
>>    self.setPath(path)
>>  File "./packageset.py", line 148, in setPath
>>    self.addPackage(package)
>>  File "./packageset.py", line 40, in addPackage
>>    self.packages[package.getLabel()] = package
>>  File "./package.py", line 138, in getLabel
>>    return (self.getName() + ":" + self.getVersion() + ":" +
>>  File "./package.py", line 116, in getName
>>    return self.h[rpm.RPMTAG_NAME]
>>AttributeError: h
>>Does this look like a defective CD, or is there some misconfiguration with
>>glint? This is a stock RH5.1 installation, I have not monkeyed with any
>>libraries. The CD is from  a book, not RedHat directly; if it were corrupt,
>>might it manifest itself this way? It mounts fine, of course, and the
>>installation went smoothly (though I didn't install every package).
>John McKee

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