Bug 112629 - RPM hangs infinitley
RPM hangs infinitley
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
3.0
i686 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-12-24 18:10 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-03 02:22:19 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2003-12-24 18:10:56 EST
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Description of problem:
When doing anything with RPM, it hangs. RPM will not respoind to 
Ctrl+C nor kill nor killall rpm. Eventually a server reboot is 
required to kill the process.

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

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. type rpm, you can use any option

Actual Results:  RPm hung, and would not die in response to all kill 
signals

Expected Results:  RPM should have finished or died.

Additional info:

I'm running RedHat EL3 AS on a Compaq Proliant 850R. Everything else 
runs at the speed of light.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-12-24 20:33:52 EST
Try
    rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
and repeat the command.

Does that fix?
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2004-01-02 13:15:20 EST
RPM had become corrupt, so I reinstalled it with the Install Disks. 
Now it works fine.

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