Bug 357131 - BAD: RPM database is corrupt and not recoverable
BAD: RPM database is corrupt and not recoverable
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Panu Matilainen
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Reported: 2007-10-29 14:39 EDT by Bob Nye
Modified: 2007-11-16 20:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-05 06:08:55 EST
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this is the database that is causing the segfault (17.41 MB, application/gzip)
2007-11-01 10:43 EDT, Bob Nye
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Description Bob Nye 2007-10-29 14:39:46 EDT
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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.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -qa
2. segfault
3. much yelling and screaming

Actual Results:

Expected Results:
The rpm database should be rebuilt

Additional info:
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2007-11-01 06:08:27 EDT
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
at fixing.
Comment 2 Bob Nye 2007-11-01 10:43:38 EDT
Created attachment 245741 [details]
this is the database that is causing the segfault
Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2007-11-05 06:08:55 EST
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.

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