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Bug 54417 - rpm hangs on erasing/installing
rpm hangs on erasing/installing
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2001-10-06 16:47 EDT by Michele Baldessari
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-08 11:23:39 EDT
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Gzip of the strace on the rpm command that hung (42.59 KB, application/octet-stream)
2001-10-06 16:54 EDT, Michele Baldessari
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Description Michele Baldessari 2001-10-06 16:47:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
Probably duplicate of the closed bug (#50933). When uninstalling e few rpms
"rpm -e file.rpm" simply hangs. I will attach straces shortly.
rpm version : rpm-4.0.3-1.03
System had quite a lot installations/deinstallations/rebuildings of
[custom] rpms. 
After an "rpm --rebuilddb" the hang disappears
It all happens quite sporadically so I am not able to reproduce it often
(happened only on installing or erasing)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -e bonobo-conf bonobo-conf-devel evolution
2. (program never ends)

Actual Results:  rpm hangs

Expected Results:  Finish the install/deletion :)

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michele Baldessari 2001-10-06 16:54:23 EDT
Created attachment 33538 [details]
Gzip of the strace on the rpm command that hung
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2001-10-08 11:23:35 EDT
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*

should fix it.
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 2001-11-05 13:56:35 EST
This problem appears solved.

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