All rpm Commands Hang Indefinitely (RH 9)

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Tue Jul 25 18:37:52 UTC 2006

Tim Evans wrote:

> The hang was indefinite; I left it sit all night and shell prompt never
> returned.  Process listing shows 'rpm' still running, even after logging
> off
> the terminal; ctrl-c does not kill the process either.  Only 'kill -9'
> will end it.
> In looking into this, I see all 'rpm' commands (even simple queries) hang
> in
> the same way.  Man page doesn't mention it, but is there a lockfile
> somewhere
> that's holding things up?  Or something else?

rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db.*
rpm --rebuilddb

-- Rex

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