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Hi. I'm new to Linux and was trying to get up and running. I understand there's a bug in the Fedora Core 1 version that prevents you from reading data ...
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    Help installing the package manager bug


    Hi. I'm new to Linux and was trying to get up and running. I understand there's a bug in the Fedora Core 1 version that prevents you from reading data on the installation disks. I got an update from http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linu.../RPMS.updates/ (it's the redhat-config-packages-1.2.7-1.noarch.rpm file), saved it, and tried to install it, but it gave me an error telling me that I "have selected a package for removal that is depended upon by a necessary system package." Any idea what's going on here? Thanks.

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    can you paste the output of installing it from the terminal:
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    rpm -iv redhat-config-packages-1.2.7-1.noarch.rpm
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    error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
    error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
    error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

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    Oh, I just switched to root and tried it again and got this:

    file /usr/share/redhat-config-packages/method.py from install of redhat-config-packages-1.2.7-1 conflicts with file from package redhat-config-packages-1.2.6-1

    That seems a bit more helpful.

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    so remove the package that conflicts with the new one except you need it.
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    I moved 1.2.6 to the trash, but I still get the same error message when I try to install 1.2.7 through the Terminal.

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    You could just avoid the entire thing by upgrading to Fedora Core 2 or Fedora Core 3... I don't know if that's feasible, but's that's my suggestion.
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    er:
    Code:
    rpm -iv redhat-config-packages-1.2.7-1.noarch.rpm --force replacefiles --replacepkgs
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    It tells me that:

    error: open of replacefiles failed: No such file or directory

    Is there an error in the code you gave me?

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    whoops.
    it should be:
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    rpm -iv redhat-config-packages-1.2.7-1.noarch.rpm --force --replacefiles --replacepkgs

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