Bug 72558 - rpm install 100% complete and hangs... no rpm command work after
rpm install 100% complete and hangs... no rpm command work after
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
limbo
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2002-08-25 07:57 EDT by Martyn Russell
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-25 07:57:41 EDT
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Description Martyn Russell 2002-08-25 07:57:36 EDT
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Description of problem:
After installing RPMs fine, I get to one and it installs to 100%, then it hangs.
 A normal kill will not kill the application, kill -9 is all that will.  Then
after it is killed, running any rpm command eg: rpm -qa just hangs.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RPM version 4.1

How reproducible:
Couldn't Reproduce

Steps to Reproduce (from fresh installation of limbo):
1. Installed (with -ivh) apt-0.3.19cnc55-4sp_rh7x.i386.rpm /
apt-devel-0.3.19cnc55-4sp_rh7x.i386.rpm
2. Installed (with -ivh) gnet-1.0.4-2.src.rpm - which was empty ?? no rpm error
though
3. Therefore installed gnet-1.1.5-1.i386.rpm which is when the crash occured.
	

Expected Results:  RPM should have returned to the console prompt

Additional info:

This has happened to me twice, each on different machines.  Both machines were
AMDs.  Because I can't get RPM working afterwards I can't try to reproduce it. 
I have tried running rpmdb --rebuilddb to see if that would resolve the
situation, but it hangs again.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2002-08-25 09:16:59 EDT
If you insist on doing "kill -9", you *will*
have stale locks that need to be removed by
	rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*

Erased packages were being removed when you typed
"kill -9". Yes there needs to be better feedback
for erased packages.

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