Bug 118597 - " rpm -v --rebuilddb" "error: db4 error(16) " following kickstart and kernel update
" rpm -v --rebuilddb" "error: db4 error(16) " following kickstart and kernel...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-03-17 20:11 EST by Bryan Hellyer
Modified: 2007-03-27 00:15 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-03-18 21:42:21 EST
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kickstart %post "stanza" (444 bytes, text/plain)
2004-03-17 20:16 EST, Bryan Hellyer
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Description Bryan Hellyer 2004-03-17 20:11:33 EST
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Description of problem:
I am doing a complete system re-install via kickstart on RH9. 
I have included stuff to also update to the latest kernel in the %post
section. During the update I get messages similar to those reported in
Bug# 88720.

Therefor on reboot, I have tried rpm --rebuilddb, etc., then tried
removing the lock files, as per "workarounds" for similar reported
problems, but it dosent fix it.

# rpm -v --rebuilddb
error: db4 error(16) from dbenv->remove: Device or resource busy
# ls -l /var/lib/rpm/__db*
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root        16384 Mar 16 16:43
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root      1318912 Mar 16 16:43
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       458752 Mar 16 16:43
# /bin/rm /var/lib/rpm/__db*
# rpm -v --rebuilddb
error: db4 error(16) from dbenv->remove: Device or resource busy

Bugs # 83281 and 89717 also seem to be similar, but due to up2date,
not kickstart.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run my kickstart script & reboot
2. Run rpm -v --rebuilddb

Actual Results:  As per Problem Description

Expected Results:  A clean install

Additional info:

Can provide (sanitized) ks.cfg if required
Comment 1 Bryan Hellyer 2004-03-17 20:16:15 EST
Created attachment 98638 [details]
kickstart %post "stanza"
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2004-03-18 21:42:21 EST
The (harmless) error message is fixed in later versions of rpm.

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