I had a corrupted RPM database, and rpm told me to contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. This list is closed, and only members
can post to it. This is not very user friendly, and the
address to report such bugs should be changed or removed.
The list is open, but you need to subscribe by sending
mail to email@example.com.
Meanwhile, try "rpm --rebuilddb".
I realize you can subscribe to the list and get your message through,
but I think that it is quite user-unfriendly to tell people to send
email to a particular email address only to have that email bounce
back with a "you must subscribe to this list" message.
Besides, if the solution to the problem reported is as simple as
running rebuilddb, why does not RPM just do that for you, or tell you
to run that command yourself? That would be the most user-friendly
But if you want to build a system that is only usable by savvy users,
then leave it as is; I was just pointing out that this way is not very