Bug 4313 - RPM error "free list corrupt - contact support@redhat.com"
RPM error "free list corrupt - contact support@redhat.com"
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-08-02 08:40 EDT by bjn
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-02 10:17:48 EDT
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Description bjn 1999-08-02 08:40:28 EDT
I have been getting this error occasionally when installing
or upgrading an RPM.  This morning's example was upgrading
squid-2.2.3 (from an external provider) to squid-2.2.STABLE4
(from the RedHat updates section).

"free list corrupt (7626952)- contact support@redhat.com"

The files appear to all get installed, but "rpm -qa" shows
the old version number, so it must be bailing out before it
finishes.  Removing the old one, and installing ("rpm -i")
the new one, gets the same error.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-08-02 10:17:59 EDT
Try
	rpm --rebuilddb
and repeat the command that failed. Usually this problem occurs
when rpm is attempting to install 2 versions of the same rpm
in the same command. Please reopne the bug if the problem
persists.

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