rpm installation problem on PE2650

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Sun Mar 16 13:11:00 CST 2003

> Can anyone suggest a reason why rpm should cease to work on a PE2650
> with
> RH8.0 vanilla SMP?  I have to kill it from another xterm and from
> Nautilus it just doesn't open at all.
> I can rpm --help and simple things like that but -ivh or -q just hangs
> otherwise. It seems to happen with any package and of course makes
> updating rather difficult.

RPM in RHL8.0 is known to have this problem.  The solution is to rm
/var/lib/rpm/__db.00* (that's two underscores).  Then RPM will work

Red Hat is working on a fix for this as we speak.


Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer, Architect
Dell Linux Solutions www.dell.com/linux
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