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Bug 44560 - rpm dumps core when using -qa, -Va, --rebuilddb
rpm dumps core when using -qa, -Va, --rebuilddb
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-14 01:00 EDT by Dominic Mitchell
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Description Dominic Mitchell 2001-06-14 01:00:51 EDT
Description of Problem:
rpm dumps core when I try to query all packages or verify all packages or
rebuild the rpm database.

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I can do single query, install packages, etc.  I think I
know how I did screw up ...  Some packages where requiring
different version of SDL.  I screwed up when I tried to relocate
the older version under /opt.  Instead of installing under the
directory structure of /opt ( which is a symlink to /usr/local )
it wrote a large file over /opt ( opt was now a file ).

In the database, rpm -ql SDL was reporting the files that belonged
to the SDL-1.2.x pacakage and /opt which should have been part of
the older SDL package.

I then proceeded to remove the SDL packages.  I can't guarantee
that this process did not involve to remove manually /opt.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2001-06-14 01:39:06 EDT
This is a db1 broken chain. Fix was to do rpm --rebuilddb with
very recent rpm-4.0.3 using the configuration in /etc/rpm/macros
	%_dbapi         1
	%_dbapi_rebuild 1
	%_dbi_tags      Packages
and then mailing off /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm.  This also could
have been done in two fell swoops using rpm-4.0.3 invoked as

	# Rebuild db1 packages.rpm to db3 Packages, repairing damage
	rpm --rebuilddb --dbapi 1 --define '%_dbi_tags Packages' -vv
	# Regenerate the inverted lists in db3 format
	rpm --rebuilddb -vv

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