rpmdb and /var filesystem corruption in F7+

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Thu Sep 27 15:01:38 UTC 2007

I have a lot of problems with rpmdb corruption occurring during
(network) installs since around February 2007, and with yum updates 
afterwards.  I've reported the problem here 

The problem seems to have gotten worse with the latest rawhide releases
- I think about one of every five attempts to perform an install 
succeeds.  I'm still somewhat baffled that I appear to be the only 
person to be reporting these problems considering how reproducible they 
are for me with all kinds of hardware.

I keep a separate /var partition, and recently one of our F7 systems' 
/var filesystem got corrupted 
<https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=305301>.  Perhaps the 
problems are related.

Anyways, I'm concerned because this is causing me a lot of grief.  I'm 
just amazed that this doesn't seem to be happening to anyone else.  Is 
that true?

Orion Poplawski
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