Bug 103698 - rpmdb corruption can cause the system not to boot wrt, mkkerneldoth
Summary: rpmdb corruption can cause the system not to boot wrt, mkkerneldoth
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts   
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Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-09-03 22:54 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-01-21 22:57:25 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2003-09-03 22:54:22 UTC
Description of problem:
corruption of rpm-db can lead to an unbootable system
wrt. /sbin/mkkerneldoth

at line 765 of /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit /sbin/mkkerneldoth
is called. in my case there was rpm-db corruption which
lead to rpm -q hanging and in return the system, becoming 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. corrupt your rpmdb
2. boot
3. watch it hang
Actual results:
system hang's after 'Enabling swap partitions [OK]'
no information is given as to where the problem is.

Expected results:
the system booting, or at least some mention of where
the problem is. 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-01-21 22:57:25 UTC
mkkerneldoth is not used in current (FC2+, RHEL4+) systems.

Not sure how one can detect that the rpm database is corrupted to
avoid this problem.

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