All rpm Commands Hang Indefinitely (RH 9)
rdieter at math.unl.edu
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
> 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
> the same way. Man page doesn't mention it, but is there a lockfile
> that's holding things up? Or something else?
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db.*
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