database mess up
pd520 at york.ac.uk
Fri Jan 23 01:00:33 UTC 2009
On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, Patrick Dupre wrote:
>> For a reason that I ignore my database is totallt mess up.
>> rpm --rebuilddb only rebuild iy partially.
>> The packages are installed, but rpm --rebuilddb does not see them.
>> How can I recover them without resintalling them manually ?
> Find the latest intact /var/log/rpmpkgs* file (ie one that got generated
> before the db got corrupted, file size should be a good indicator) and copy
> it somewhere safe, say /root/rpmpkgs.backup. Now you should be able to make
> fairly good recovery with something like:
> # mv /var/lib/rpm /var/lib/rpm.busted
> # mkdir /var/tmp/download; cd /var/tmp/download
> # yumdownloader `sed -e "s/.rpm$//g" /root/rpmpkgs.backup`
> # rpm -Uvh --notriggers --noscripts --justdb *.rpm
> The question of course is, what got the database corrupted to begin with.
> Did anything out of the ordinary happen at that time, like /var getting full?
> Segfaults logged in /var/log/messages*? What filesystem is /var on?
> - Panu -
It just end up with disk full !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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