Bug 103379 - rpm hangs upon using
Summary: rpm hangs upon using
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-08-29 15:09 UTC by Jack Malmostoso
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-01 16:37:59 UTC
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Description Jack Malmostoso 2003-08-29 15:09:38 UTC
Description of problem:
When using ANY operation involving the rpm command (rpm, or apt-get), rpm hangs 
giving this output:

rpmdb:unable to join environment
error:db4 error(11) from dbenv->open:resource temporarily unavailable (11)
error:cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

This happens when 4/5 rpm commands are issued.
Upon reboot rpm works, but breaks after a few usages: I tried to download all of 
the 4.2-1 packages at rpm.org and I could install them after rebooting. Then I 
tried rpm -qa to see if anything changed, but it hanged.
I rebooted another time and it worked for three rpm -qa | grep <name>, then 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm 4.2-1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.use the rpm command a few times (few lower than 10)
2.rpm hangs
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Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-09-01 14:48:13 UTC
    rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
Does that fix?

Comment 2 Jack Malmostoso 2003-09-01 15:40:47 UTC
I have tried it (i read the page on rpm.org) and this far everything looks good, 
but I must say I didn't make an intensive use of RPM.
But I'm optimistic :-)
Thank you for now!

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