Re: quik on Umax C500

Subject: Re: quik on Umax C500
From: Hollis Blanchard (
Date: Fri May 11 2001 - 20:13:58 MDT

On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 06:13:32PM -0700, Ben Jansen wrote:
> Thanks for the response, however, since I avoid using rpm like the
> plague, my current rpm (v3) wouldn't install the package. Upgrading to 4
> has been hell and now that I got it to install it complains that:
> cannot open Packages database in /var/local/lib/rpm
> when I try to `rpm -i quik-2.0-1j.ppc.rpm`
> I've run `rpm --initdb` and `rpm --rebuilddb` (the second errors because
> it can't open the Packages index), to no avail.

If you did not run --rebuilddb immediately after installing rpm4 then your
database is not happy. Get rid of the rpm4 database and force-install rpm3

> Is there somewhere I can find the source or binary version of quik in
> non-rpm format? Or is there some way to force rpm into submission?

You could always use rpm2cpio...

rpm is there to help you though; I'm not sure why you "avoid it like the


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