Bug 42283 - I am getting "free list corrupt" message when using rpm
I am getting "free list corrupt" message when using rpm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-25 11:05 EDT by Jeba Bhaskaran
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-31 10:11:37 EDT
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tar file of rpm db (deleted)
2001-05-25 11:08 EDT, Jeba Bhaskaran
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rpm db tar file (deleted)
2001-05-25 11:14 EDT, Jeba Bhaskaran
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rpm db tar file (deleted)
2001-05-25 11:17 EDT, Jeba Bhaskaran
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My rpm db for which I get a "corrupt free list" on RH 6.2 (deleted)
2001-05-25 12:57 EDT, Marco Antoniotti
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RPM db for which I get a free list corrupt error on RH 6.2. (deleted)
2001-05-25 13:18 EDT, Marco Antoniotti
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Description Jeba Bhaskaran 2001-05-25 11:05:10 EDT
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1. run rpm

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Comment 1 Jeba Bhaskaran 2001-05-25 14:30:43 EDT
any idea when a fix might be available?
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-25 14:41:40 EDT
There are 3-6 recent rpm bugs with db1 databases damaged by Ximian, the "fix"
is approx. the same. Meanwhile, I'm gonna try to add a better fix to rpm-4.0.3
to address
db1 damage, that's gonna take a few days ...
Comment 3 Jeba Bhaskaran 2001-05-30 11:58:44 EDT
sorry to keep bugging you. do you think the fix would be available by the end of
week? I need to upgrade some installed packages
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-30 15:23:30 EDT
Dunno when yet, soon. I've got a fix for about half the problems (sorry
not yours yet), looking at your class of  "free-list corrupt" damage
next ...
Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-30 15:42:02 EDT
Your free-list is corrupt after offset 17543768 in packages.rpm.
Since the file size is

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root     17552072 May  3 12:54 packages.rpm

a simple rebuild using rpm-3.0.x will probably fix most everything.

See directions at #41864, reopen this bug if you need more.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 41864 ***
Comment 6 Jeba Bhaskaran 2001-05-30 16:16:27 EDT
when I run 'rpm2cpio rpm-3.0.4-0.48.rpm | cpio -dim' I am getting the following
cannot open package: No such file or directory
cpio: premature end of archive
Comment 7 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-30 16:19:52 EDT
The argument to rpm2cpio is a path to package file ...
Comment 8 Jeff Johnson 2001-05-31 10:11:32 EDT
BTW, you may need to move the rebuilt indices from
/var/lib/rpmrebuild* to /var/lib/rpm. after rebuildding.
Make sure you get the latest rebuilddb directory, as
every free list corrupt exit leaves a directory behind.
All the /var/lib/rpmrebuild* directories can/should be
Comment 9 Jeba Bhaskaran 2001-05-31 14:24:24 EDT
working now. Thanks for your help

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