Bug 133161 - rpm database corruption
Summary: rpm database corruption
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm   
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Version: 2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-09-21 23:42 UTC by Alan Cox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-23 16:22:04 UTC
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Description Alan Cox 2004-09-21 23:42:29 UTC
Description of problem:
During a yum update one of the i586 (VIA EPIA) boxes had rpm explode
with a message about running some kind of db4 rescue tool (the message
was mostly mangled because whatever blew up also emitted characters
that trashed the terminal font)

Doing an rpm --rebuild fixed it and repeating the update worked fine. 

I have saved the rpm database directory after the crash before the
rebuild in case it helps with any debugging if this bug report is useful.

How reproducible:
Not reproducible

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-22 11:26:15 UTC
A url to the rpdm tar ball please, and I will look.
Post mortem's are usually uninformative, I need a
reproducer to attempt a fix.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2004-09-22 11:28:20 UTC
rpmdb tar ball.

Any data loss? is the other interesting question. A --rebuilddb
checks header digests, and will discard any headers that fail.

Comment 3 Alan Cox 2004-10-22 12:40:44 UTC
Sorry got occupied in other stuff. No sign of data loss, will attach
tar ball now

Comment 4 Alan Cox 2004-10-22 13:06:10 UTC
Ok it wont let me , uploading to rpmdb.tar.gz in my Red Hat home dir..

Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2004-10-22 19:58:40 UTC
OK, but post mortem rpmdb is hard decipher.

Can you reproduce this on demand, or at least statistical
chance of catching before disks fill up? If so, I can can get
you a version of rpm that enables db logs for display with

Without seeing the time dimension of rpmdb activity, I do not believe
I have a prayer of diagnosing DB_PAGE_NOTFOUND problems in finite time.

Comment 6 Alan Cox 2004-10-22 21:05:59 UTC
Not reproducable at all, feel free to close this sorry it didnt help

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