Catherine Ansbro wrote:
> I know RedHat rpm is supposed to be simple, but I'm having problems.
> I'm using RH 9 (channel i386) When I try to launch the RH Update Agent
> everything starts fine until it starts checking my system. Midway
> through this process it crashes and I get a message saying:
>> There was a Fatal RPM Error: "Error Reading Headers"
>> I haven't managed to find any reference to this error message on the RH
> support, and nothing of help about headers.
I guess there is a problem reading the RPM headers from the
redhat site, rather than anything to do with kernel headers.
I would double check you're settings on rhn.redhat.com.
I have to say I never had any problems with up2date. It just worked.
> Also, I tried updating my up2date program manually from the RH network
> website. And I've tried downloading & installing a couple of other
> packages too, following the instructions from different parts of the RH
> network website. Packages are ending up in unexpected places (my home
> directory, not in /var/spool) and when I put in the command rpm -Uvh
> *.rpm (from the relevant folder that has the packages) sometimes it
> seems that something is happening as from within a terminal it says
> things were installed successfully.
> But the packages are still remaining
I don't know what you mean by this. The contents of the RPM
files are installed on the system, but the RPM files themselves
are left alone.
> and up2date still doesn't work in any case.
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