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Re: rpm db problem

On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 09:53 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 09:29:42AM +0200, Erwin Rol wrote:
> > This morning i tried to do a yum update and got an error, when trying a
> > rpm -qa i got the following error;
> > 
> > [root xpc erwin]# rpm -qa
> > rpmdb: /var/lib/rpm/Packages: Invalid hash meta page 0
> > error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Invalid argument (22)
> > error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
> > 
> > I have no idea how this happened, have others seen this problem
> I also have ahd issues with rpm database corruption, but I don't know
> what caused it nor how to reproduce it. sometimes there is a segfault 
> when running yum, which is certainly in the rpmlib, and I guess it is 
> what screews things, and also sometimes rpm never finish.

I never seen RPM hang on this machine, but i did see it happen on my
dual core machine. 

> > recently? And more important how can it be fixed?
> What I do is
> rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
> db_verify /var/lib/rpm/Packages
> rpm --rebuilddb

Yeah i did this minus the db_verify part.

One silly question, didn't rpm start using sqlite?  But the databases
are still BDB?

- Erwin

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