Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 103698
rpmdb corruption can cause the system not to boot wrt, mkkerneldoth
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:38:30 EDT
Description of problem:
corruption of rpm-db can lead to an unbootable system
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. corrupt your rpmdb
3. watch it hang
system hang's after 'Enabling swap partitions [OK]'
no information is given as to where the problem is.
the system booting, or at least some mention of where
the problem is.
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.