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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
Steps to Reproduce (from fresh installation of limbo):
1. Installed (with -ivh) apt-0.3.19cnc55-4sp_rh7x.i386.rpm /
2. Installed (with -ivh) gnet-1.0.4-2.src.rpm - which was empty ?? no rpm error
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
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.
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.