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Re: rpm database bug



On Mon, 17 Nov 2003 20:45:02 -0500, Tim Daly wrote:

> 
> (I tried to find a bug mailing list but failed)

For discussion of bugs/problems prior to submission of a bug report:
http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list

For bug reports:  http://bugzilla.redhat.com

> While trying to:
> 
> rpm -i tetex-fonts-2.0.2-8.i386.rpm
> 
> I got the following error message:
> 
> rpmdb: page 1647: illegal page type or format
> rpmdb: PANIC: Invalid argument
> rpmdb: /var/lib/rpm/Packages: pgin failed for page 1647
> rpmdb: fatal region error detected; run recovery
> rpmdb: fatal region error detected; run recovery
> rpmdb: db4 error(-30982) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery

The problem is not related to the tetex-fonts package. Something else has
corrupted your RPM database. Whenever I see spontaneous data corruption,
I'd recommend to check your RAM chips first with memtest86.

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