rpm lockups - argh

Sean Middleditch elanthis at awesomeplay.com
Mon Sep 22 13:25:53 UTC 2003

On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 05:24, Paul Gear wrote:
> Justin Georgeson wrote:
> > I find it troubling to hear that this is still present, if it's what I
> > think it is.
> > 
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=73097
> > 
> > This started in RH 8, and apparently still exists in RawHide. If this
> > isn't fixed before the next release, that will be 3 major versions
> > shipped with a broken RPM. That is unacceptable.
> Indeed!  Try this:
>     alias rpm='rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db.00*; /bin/rpm'

Would I be correct in assuming that this won't help in the least for
graphical updaters or other apps, as they most likely use librpm?  (and
wouldn't use that alias anyhow even if they didn't)  I almost never use
the plain rpm command.  :(

Sean Middleditch <elanthis at awesomeplay.com>
AwesomePlay Productions, Inc.

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