David L. Martin on Wed, 7 Apr 1999 11:32:27 -0400 (EDT)

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Re: RPM problem

On Wed, 7 Apr 1999, Wayne Eisenberg wrote:
> YANQ (yet another newbie question):
> I'm trying to install a package called gtksamba on my RedHat 4.2 box at
> work. It requires gtk+ to work. If I try to install either package (logged
> in as root, of course) with the following line:
> rpm -iv gtk+-1_0_6-1_i386.rpm (or gtksamba_blah_blah)
> I get the response "Data type 9 not supported". I tried the exact same thing
> on my RedHat 5.2 box at home and it installed perfectly, no dumb error
> messages, so I know it's not me :)
> What's wrong here? What does that message mean and how do I troubleshoot it?

I think the error is due to a corrupt file,

Verify the failing package with:
	rpm -K gtk_etc_etc
Everything should pass, if not the package is corrupt.


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      • From: Wayne Eisenberg <EISENBERGW@sintaks.com>