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Re: In a pickle with updating



On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Harry Putnam wrote:

> I've gotten myself into quite a pickle with todays attempt to update.
> 
> up2date -u showed these:
> 
>   lynx-2.8.5-7.1.i386.rpm   pam-devel-0.75-46.8.0.i386.rpm
>   pam-0.75-46.8.0.i386.rpm  shadow-utils-20000902-12.8.i386.rpm
> 
> I downloaded them since I have up2date set to only download.  Had a
> look, then ran up2date -u -i -k /var/spool/up2date  which in my case
> would just rescan for needed packages then install them from where I
> downloaded them. Its how I've been doing it for a while now.
> 
> The installation started ok, with lynx.  Ran through the hash siqns
>   lynx ################################## 100 percent
> 
> And then just stopped, but never returned the prompt.  I thought
> maybe a network drop might cause that, if up2date was still talking
> to rhn.  But no, its something worse.

Stuff snipped.

> Wondered if anyone else had seen anything weird like this?

sounds like the classic RHL-8.0 rpm db corruption.
Suggest the following:

rm /var/lib/__db*
rpm --rebuilddb -vv

The -vv is only so you can see that it is working. It will scroll a bunch 
of garbage across the screen periodically pausing while it does it's thing.
If you do not want to see the output just leave off the -vv.

Once done try your up2date again and see what happens. FWIW I have on more
than one occasion had to run the --rebuilddb more than once to get things
working again. 

I sure hope this is fixed in RHL-TNV!! It is the biggest pita I have with the
8.0 machines. 

HTH,

-- 
.............Tom	"Nothing would please me more than being able to 
tdiehl rogueind com	hire ten programmers and deluge the hobby market 
			with good software." -- Bill Gates 1976

   			We are still waiting ....





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