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) ... 

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=48425

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


Cheers,
Harold.




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