rpm installation problem on PE2650

Harold van Oostrom pedge at lanceerplaats.nl
Sun Mar 16 14:42:01 CST 2003

On Sun, Mar 16, 2003 at 12:54:35PM -0600, Matt Domsch wrote:
> > 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
> again.
> Red Hat is working on a fix for this as we speak.

No kidding.
They have been working on this since at least July 2001 (RH 7.1) ... 


Query bugzilla to see for yourself how they have been handling
this and other problems with rpm...


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