RPM DB blocking...

alan alan at clueserver.org
Tue Jan 9 21:22:06 UTC 2007

On Tue, 9 Jan 2007, Kevac Marko wrote:

> Hi.
> Often yum exits with segmentation fault and after this rpm db is
> somehow blocked.
> Any rpm or yum start freezes when connecting to rpm db. Only reboot helps.
> What can i do to avoid reboot and to unlock rpm db?

I am encountering this as well.  It causes daily cron to pile up rpm 
queries looking for new packages as well.

I have not tested if rebooting fixes the problem.  (I will in a moment.)

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