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Old 02-13-03, 02:49 PM   #10
bwkaz
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Nothing happens? Are you SURE? I don't think I've ever seen ANYTHING like that...

Does rpm --help do anything? What does which rpm tell you, and what about file $(which rpm) (in other words, could the rpm executable somehow be a symlink to something else that does nothing)? What about rpm -qa -- does it list all the packages that are installed on your system?

First, it is EXTREMELY unlikely for rpm to be somehow borked. But if it is, then perhaps installing cpio (from source) if it isn't installed, then running the rpm2cpio.pl Perl script that I found floating around the 'Net, on the kernel-source RPM, would help? That'll give you a cpio file that you can use cpio (from inside /usr/src) to extract. Then try installing the NVIDIA_kernel and NVIDIA_GLX packages from tarballs.

Obviously you're going to want to fix rpm if that's the problem, but it's going to be hard to do if rpm itself is screwed up...
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