Bug 4313

Summary: RPM error "free list corrupt - contact support@redhat.com"
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: bjn
Component: rpmAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description bjn 1999-08-02 12:40:28 UTC
I have been getting this error occasionally when installing
or upgrading an RPM.  This morning's example was upgrading
squid-2.2.3 (from an external provider) to squid-2.2.STABLE4
(from the RedHat updates section).

"free list corrupt (7626952)- contact support@redhat.com"

The files appear to all get installed, but "rpm -qa" shows
the old version number, so it must be bailing out before it
finishes.  Removing the old one, and installing ("rpm -i")
the new one, gets the same error.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-02 14:17:59 UTC
Try
	rpm --rebuilddb
and repeat the command that failed. Usually this problem occurs
when rpm is attempting to install 2 versions of the same rpm
in the same command. Please reopne the bug if the problem
persists.