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Bug 64740 - failed install leaves rpm database screwed
failed install leaves rpm database screwed
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-05-10 07:54 EDT by Neal D. Becker
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-10 11:43:54 EDT
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Description Neal D. Becker 2002-05-10 07:54:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
I just tried to upgrade 7.2->7.2.  The process failed reading the 3rd cdrom. 
Problem is, the rpm  database was not updated.  I tried querying
rpm -q to check the versions of many packages, and they all still say older
versions, even though I can independently verify that many were updated.

Problem is, I don't see any way to recover from this.  Although anaconda is able
to do an update and resolve dependencies, I don't know any way for me to insert,
say, a good cdrom3 and get rpm to update the stuff I missed.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. update with a bad cdrom?

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-05-10 11:46:35 EDT
That's because we are working in a lookaside database in /var/lib/rpm.rebuilddb
-- if you move that to be /var/lib/rpm, instead, you get the new database.

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