Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10307
Crash and deleted rpm database on second selection of rpms
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
Hmm... Didn't mean to submit yet, sorry. I was attempting to upgrade a
test machine to 6.2beta. After running throught the packages to upgrade,
the installer did some counting and told me I didn't have enough space.
So, I went back, and deselected some packages (btw, why is
desktop-backgrounds always selected? I'd I'd like to leave out gnome-sound
on machines w/o sound, but gnome-libs depends on it). Anyhow, the
installer crashed when I retried the upgrade with the different packages.
I didn't write downt the error, sorry. I rebooted and logged in to clear
out some space. On trying 'rpm -qa" to see what cruft, I found the
/var/lib/rpm directory was missing. I upgraded some rpms the other day, so
it was there before the attempted RH6.2beta upgrade. On retrying the
upgrade (after deleting /usr/src/linux), the intstaller crashes again,
right after I tell it to upgrade the existing system, presumably because of
the absence of the database.
Did anything similiar happen with the final cut of the release?? We were not
able to replicate this in the lab with the final code. Please reopen if you are
still having trouble with the code that we shipped.
This may have been bad ram, sorry.