Bug 46809 - After upgrade 6.2 -> 7.0, RPM stopped working
Summary: After upgrade 6.2 -> 7.0, RPM stopped working
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-06-30 22:23 UTC by Greg
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-06-30 22:23:15 UTC
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Description Greg 2001-06-30 22:23:12 UTC
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Description of problem:
RPM stopped working with the error "could not open packages index with
db1".  It was trying to open /var/lib/rpm/packages.rpm according to strace,
which is the old rh6.2 filename.  I solved it by chainging
/etc/rpm/macros.db1 to contain "%_dbapi         3" where it had contained
"%_dbapi         1".

Upgrade was using a custom-spun RH7.0 CDROM with all the updates as of
today (30-June-2001), as far as I know.  Some installer files may not have
been updated, but all RPMS were as well as some installer files.

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Actual Results:  I would have to restore from backup and attempt to
re-upgrade the server in order to reproduce the problem.  I have no
intention to do that to a production server.  I do know that the problem
comes back if I change the "3" back to "1" in /etc/rpm/macros.db1.  Every
time. :)

Additional info:

rpm version rpm-4.0.2-7x.i386.rpm

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-07-11 18:19:19 UTC
Since it was a custom spun 7.0, there's pretty much no chance for me to
reproduce the problem.

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