Problem with yum database
jd1008 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 18:49:01 UTC 2010
On 06/25/2010 11:37 AM, Craig White was caught red-handed while writing::
> On Fri, 2010-06-25 at 11:11 -0700, JD wrote:
>> On 06/25/2010 11:04 AM, stan was caught red-handed while writing::
>>> rpm --rebuilddb
>> Thank you stan. I tried it:
>> $ sudo rpm --rebuilddb
>> rpmdb: Thread/process 7604/3079239360 failed: Thread died in Berkeley DB
>> error: db3 error(-30974) from dbenv->failchk: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal
>> error, run database recovery
>> error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - (-30974)
>> This is not the first time it has happened.
>> I have been using fedora since FC6. This
>> corruption (due to killing yum) has happened
>> to me on at least 3 occasions.
>> I see it as a big deficiency that killing an app
>> should incur such a devastating damage to it's database.
> maybe you shouldn't kill it while it is running.
> Problem doesn't appear to be yum but your Packages database which is
> actually maintained by rpm. Yum doesn't write to those files.
> Try this...
> ps aux|grep rpm
> ps aux|grep yum
> and make sure that no yum or rpm processes are currently running
> Once you have determined that no yum or rpm processes are still
> rm /var/lib/rpm/__db.00*
> and delete them
> Then, try the rebuild command...
> rpm --rebuilddb
Thank you craig. It is rebuilding right now.
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