halt at 1206 of 1206 packages installed

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Sat Nov 21 03:19:34 UTC 2009

On 2009/11/19 23:26 (GMT-0700) Michal Jaegermann composed:

> Felix Miata wrote:

>> I went to tty2 and did rpm --rebuilddb, but that apparently accomplished
>> nothing other than this output:

>> error: failed to replace old database with new database!
>> error: replace files in /var/lib/rom with files from
>> /var/lib/rpmrebuildb.1206 to recovererror: failed to remove directory
>> /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.1206: Directory not empty

> That is quite far from "nothing".  In /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.<something>
> you have all new database files and this replacement where you got
> an error is a penultimate step in a --rebuilddb process.  Sounds
> like a new database was already made.  A removal of build directory
> failed because files from there were not moved to their targets.

> Hence the questions are:
>   - are you out of a disk space?


>   - did you remove /var/lib/rpm/_* lock files before trying rebuild?


>   - did something put funky attributes on files in /var/log/rpm?

not likely

>   - is your file system which holds /var/lib/rpm healthy?

It was right before I started Anaconda, but I wasn't paying attention of
first reboot after and am thus unsure whether Anaconda left it corrupted.

> 'man lsattr' describes how to list attributes and 'man chattr'
> explains their meanings but run fsck first.

By the time I saw this reply I had already started installation all over
again. While waiting for a reply I remembered
https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=32547 and suspected the workaround
for that bug (/ and/or /var/lib/rpm ext3 filesystem blocksize != 1024) might
apply here. Instead of actually applying that workaround, I instead elected
to do a minimalist install (no X, no OO.org, etc) of considerably fewer
packages (~640) as on the first try (>1200), which worked.
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