Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162317
Can not open rpm database when trying for update
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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Description of problem:
Error message "Can not open RPM database" when using RHN update utility.
Also add/remove stops trying to read rpm heads.
These errors appeared after upgrading from FC3 to FC4
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.trying to add/remove programs resp. update via RHN
Actual Results: Get above mentioned error.
Expected Results: It should work as under FC3.
Off to up2date ...
up2date was replaced by pirut and put (package pirut) as of FC5. Only FC5 and
FC6 are currently fully supported; FC3 and FC4 are supported for security fixes
only. If this bug occurs in FC3 or FC4 and is a security bug, please change the
product to Fedora Extras and the version to match. If you can verify that the
bug exists in RHEL as well, please change the product and version appropriately.
The codebase for pirut and pup is quite different, but if a similar bug exists
in pirut and pup in FC5 or FC6, please change the product to pirut and the
version appropriately and update the bug report.
We apologize that the bug was not fixed before now. The status will be changed
to NEEDINFO, and if the bug is not updated with evidence that it is a security
bug or a bug that affects RHEL, it will be closed.
Closing per previous message.