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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [de] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.19-6.2.16 i686)
Description of problem:
It is now several times that I couldn't do anything rpm related after issuing
some commands. Seems the database is not unlocked how it should.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -q imap
2. rpm -e imap
Actual Results: Nothing happens. No prompt. Only kill -9 helps.
Expected Results: imap should have been deleted.
When I experienced this the first time, I did a
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db.00*
and everything is was again. It happened three times today while building RPMs.
Looks like there is a locking problem somewhere.
Yup, fixed in rpm-4.1 from Raw Hide.