On Monday 04 December 2006 07:51, Matthew Saltzman wrote: >On Mon, 4 Dec 2006, Gene Heskett wrote: >> On Monday 04 December 2006 02:12, Gene Heskett wrote: >>> On Sunday 03 December 2006 21:28, Les Mikesell wrote: >>>> On Sun, 2006-12-03 at 19:53, Gene Heskett wrote: >>>>> What can I replace totem with that will work? >>>>> >>>>> I'm plumb out of patience with its I can't play this messages that >>>>> do not tell you what it can't play. >>>> >>>> Try enabling the livna repository and installing vlc. It will play >>>> about anything you throw at it. >>>> >>>> -- >>>> Les Mikesell >>>> [email protected] >>> >>> My current theory is that while rpm thinks there is a java installed, >>> all the /usr/lib/java* subdirs are empty. >>> >>> So I truck meself off the the Sun site and dl >>> jdk-1_5_0_10-linux.rpm.bin, the very latest, shinyest version there. >>> But would you believe it was packed with rpm-4.0.4? And it gives the >>> current 4.4.2, a segfault tummy ache. Repeatedly. >> >> And now my rpm database appears to be hosed, even an rpm --rebuilddb >> seems to be hung in sleep state, no cpu usage and if I want to kill >> it, I'll have to do a SIGKILL on it from htop. But, in the FWIW >> category, before I started that, it reported there was no java >> installed, without any errors. >> >> Now what the heck do I do? > >Usually, you delete /var/lib/rpm/__db.* and then rpm --rebuilddb. Just did that, and now the rebuild is actually running, eating considerable amounts of cpu. Now its done, and there are NO __db.00x files. But yumex seems to be running ok. Back to the original quest, to get jdk1_5_10 installed, I now have the non-rpm'd version unpacked in /usr/src, but I'm not seeing any installation instructions so I need assistance with this. I believe it was my trying to install their rpm package, which was packed with rpm-4.0.4, and which caused rpm-4.4.3 to segfault & exit, is what hosed my database in the first place. Is this a known gotcha with rpm-4.4.3? >>> So now I'm back to get the other package to see what falls out of the >>> regular linux.bin file. >>> >>> >>> Ok, that unpacked, now where can I find a .spec file so that I can >>> pack it with the newer rpm & then install it? Or is that not the >>> correct procedure now? I'd like to do this, so its a valid part of the rpm database, can I get the .spec file somewhere? Or, maybe even better, get it in the right format from the OpenJava site, but the propaganda all reads like its source only & doesn't seem to say if it will build with the current gcc. -- Cheers, Gene "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above message by Gene Heskett are: Copyright 2006 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.