Bug 1124103

Summary: YumBaseError: Error: rpmdb open failed
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: Lingfei Kong <lkong>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Release Test Team <release-test-team>
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Version: 6.6CC: leiwang, wshi
Target Milestone: rc   
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Hardware: i686   
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Description Flags
File: anaconda-tb-VTPRC0
File: type
File: exnFileName
File: environ
File: product
File: last_occurrence
File: hashmarkername
File: version
File: release none

Description Lingfei Kong 2014-07-29 01:06:00 UTC
Version-Release number of selected component:

Additional info:
libreport version: 2.0.9
cmdline:        /usr/bin/python  /usr/bin/anaconda
kernel:         2.6.32-491.el6.i686

:The following was filed automatically by anaconda:
:anaconda 13.21.224 exception report
:Traceback (most recent call first):
:  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 1037, in _getsysver
:    raise Errors.YumBaseError("Error: " + str(e))
:  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 892, in readStartupConfig
:    startupconf.releasever = _getsysver(startupconf.installroot, startupconf.distroverpkg)
:  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 299, in _getConfig
:    startupconf = config.readStartupConfig(fn, root)
:  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 846, in doConfigSetup
:    YumSorter._getConfig(self)
:  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 391, in setup
:    self.doConfigSetup(root=self.anaconda.rootPath)
:  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 1347, in doBackendSetup
:    self.ayum.setup()
:  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/backend.py", line 215, in doBackendSetup
:    if anaconda.backend.doBackendSetup(anaconda) == DISPATCH_BACK:
:  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 210, in moveStep
:    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
:  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 126, in gotoNext
:    self.moveStep()
:  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1458, in setScreen
:    self.anaconda.dispatch.gotoNext()
:  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1371, in nextClicked
:    self.setScreen ()
:YumBaseError: Error: rpmdb open failed

Comment 1 Lingfei Kong 2014-07-29 01:06:05 UTC
Created attachment 921995 [details]
File: anaconda-tb-VTPRC0

Comment 2 Lingfei Kong 2014-07-29 01:06:07 UTC
Created attachment 921996 [details]
File: type

Comment 3 Lingfei Kong 2014-07-29 01:06:08 UTC
Created attachment 921997 [details]
File: exnFileName

Comment 4 Lingfei Kong 2014-07-29 01:06:10 UTC
Created attachment 921998 [details]
File: environ

Comment 5 Lingfei Kong 2014-07-29 01:06:12 UTC
Created attachment 921999 [details]
File: product

Comment 6 Lingfei Kong 2014-07-29 01:06:13 UTC
Created attachment 922000 [details]
File: last_occurrence

Comment 7 Lingfei Kong 2014-07-29 01:06:15 UTC
Created attachment 922001 [details]
File: hashmarkername

Comment 8 Lingfei Kong 2014-07-29 01:06:16 UTC
Created attachment 922002 [details]
File: version

Comment 9 Lingfei Kong 2014-07-29 01:06:18 UTC
Created attachment 922003 [details]
File: release

Comment 11 Lingfei Kong 2014-07-29 01:40:36 UTC
I install rhel6.6 as a xen guest, this error occurs on a large memory host(512G):
[host-f]#xm info |grep total_memory
total_memory           : 524278M  

But i can complete the installation on a small memory host, such as 32G

Comment 13 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 12:50:42 UTC
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Production 3 Phase. During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

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This issue does not meet the inclusion criteria for the Production 3 Phase and will be marked as CLOSED/WONTFIX. If this remains a critical requirement, please contact Red Hat Customer Support to request a re-evaluation of the issue, citing a clear business justification. Note that a strong business justification will be required for re-evaluation. Red Hat Customer Support can be contacted via the Red Hat Customer Portal at the following URL: