I installed FC5 onto my sig PC (thanks Free Media Project!) and am highly impressed (bring it on Vista!) but I have one small problem: the package manager can't retrive the list of installed packages. Which means I can't easily install anything else but what I put on the HDD at setup. Any remedies? I'd rather not do a total reinstall but I will if I have to; everything of importance is on my Windoze XP PC...
That is a bit confusing -- rpm cannot retrieve the db is what I hear.
To fix that try this : http://www.rpm.org/hintskinks/repairdb/
Otherwise I would goto the cli and try to do this:
become root however you feel
That will list all packages you have installed.
This will do all with the term "xfree" in it:
rpm -qa | grep xfree
Plus the tool 'yum' is the preferred method of installing software for rpm. If yum is the app that is problematic, a:
again become root at the cli
yum clean all
Will do the trick. BTW, unless FC5 has a new yum GUI, go get yumex. Much nicer ;D