Bug 110062 - rpm fails if running as root after glibc update on non standard kernels
rpm fails if running as root after glibc update on non standard kernels
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
9
i686 Linux
high Severity high
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
:
Depends On:
Blocks:
  Show dependency treegraph
 
Reported: 2003-11-14 11:30 EST by Péter, Soós
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
0 users

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2003-11-21 17:40:46 EST
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
CRM:
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---


Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description Péter, Soós 2003-11-14 11:30:18 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Opera/7.22 (X11; Linux i686; U)  [en]

Description of problem:
rpm fails if running as root after glibc update from errata on non 
standard kernels (e.g. 2.6 or 2.4 nptl kernels from rawhide):
$ rpm -q glibc
glibc-2.3.2-27.9.7
$ rpm -q rpm
rpm-4.2-0.69
$ uname -r
2.4.22-1.2108.nptl
$ su -
Password:
# rpm -q rpm
rpmdb: unable to join the environment
error: db4 error(11) from dbenv->open: Resource temporarily 
unavailable
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Resource temporarily 
unavailable (11)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
package rpm is not installed



Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm-4.2-0.69

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update your glibc to the latest errata package (glibc-2.3.2-27.9.
7)
2. Boot with 2.6 or an 2.4 ntpl kernel
3. Try to use rpm as root
    

Actual Results:  # rpm -q rpm
rpmdb: unable to join the environment
error: db4 error(11) from dbenv->open: Resource temporarily 
unavailable
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Resource temporarily 
unavailable (11)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
package rpm is not installed


Expected Results:  # rpm -q rpm
rpm-4.2-0.69

Additional info:
Comment 1 Rich Graves 2003-11-17 10:21:08 EST
I'm sure we'd all appreciate it if someone could go back and find
other duplicates of this bug report and indicate it was fixed late on
the 13th...

The glibc errata page at

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-325.html

has been updated with the note "[Update 2003-11-13]: The packages for
Red Hat Linux 9 have been updated for compatibility with kernels not
provided by Red Hat."

So the fix is to export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 && rpm -Uvh
glibc-2.3.2-27.9.7.i686.rpm (and also glibc-common and glibc-debug out
of i386 if installed).

At that point you ought to be able to run rpm again as root without
that environment variable set.
Comment 2 Moritz Baumann 2003-11-19 15:55:33 EST
LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 did the trick for me on with an non redhat-kernel
Comment 3 Moritz Baumann 2003-11-19 16:02:18 EST
I was using a vanilla 2.2.22 with ac1 mppe and newnat+h323 not a
rawhide kernel. But still this made rpm -Uhv glibc-* work
Comment 4 Péter, Soós 2003-11-20 02:27:35 EST
> So the fix is to export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 && rpm -Uvh
> glibc-2.3.2-27.9.7.i686.rpm (and also glibc-common and glibc-debug
> out of i386 if installed).

> At that point you ought to be able to run rpm again as root without
> that environment variable set.

Unfortunately I have to set LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 every time to make 
rpm work as root.
Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2003-11-21 17:40:46 EST
Use rpm-4.1.1 from ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/dist-4.1.z. That
is compiled w/o NPTL locks.

Or try
    rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
I suspect that works too.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.