Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 357131
BAD: RPM database is corrupt and not recoverable
Last modified: 2007-11-16 20:14:56 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a corrupt rpm database I have tried rm /var/lib/__db.* and rpm --rebuilddb
but that process ends in a segfault.
When I issue the command rpm -qa I also get a segfault. I am stuck now, I can't update anything till the rpm database is fixed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -qa
3. much yelling and screaming
The rpm database should be rebuilt
See http://people.redhat.com/berrange/notes/rpmrecovery.html for full recovery
procedure (it says it's for RHEL 3 but it's valid for RHEL 4 too).
If that doesn't help, I'll need a crash traceback with relevant debuginfo
packages installed and probably a copy of the faulty rpmdb to have any chance
Created attachment 245741 [details]
this is the database that is causing the segfault
Umm, the database is from a Red Hat Linux 8.0 system, not RHEL 4. You wont be
getting fixes for rpm (or any other packages for that matter) for RHL 8.0
anymore, it's been EOL'd several years ago.
That said, it appears that the Pubkeys index is corrupted and causing the
segfaults, "rm -f /var/lib/rpm/Pubkeys; rpm --rebuilddb" should help.