yum is yuck (errors)

Ryan D'Baisse ryan.dbaisse at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 05:50:59 UTC 2005

On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 00:39:31 -0500, Ryan D'Baisse
<ryan.dbaisse at gmail.com> wrote:
> Okay, I've tried blowing away everything in the /var/yum/cache
> directory... done a search... can't find anything nor can I fix this.
> However, when I try to do anything with yum, I get the error below:
> [root at localhost yum]# yum clean
> rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
> error: db4 error(-30978) from dbenv->open: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal
> error, run database recovery
> error: cannot open Packages index using db3 -  (-30978)

Well, I JUST noticed that "(-30978)" was an error number.  Found
something that worked.  Tried running "rpm --rebuilddb" but that
didn't work.  So, I killed all of the "__db.00*" files in
"/var/lib/rpm/" and yum is now successfully updating.

Thanx, anyway!  =)


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