Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74008
I have seemingly have a corrupted rpm database
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have run the db_dump | db_load to rebuild the Packages file, followed by the
rpm --rebuilddb option It has not helped. I can sucessfully run rpm -qa. I
cannot upgrade rpm using the install on the original cd because the upgrade
reports a partition size problem. The disk was initially partioned by Redhat
7.1. I cannot re-install the entire system, becuase it is my dsl gateway
machine. The box is an ibm pentium 133.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run up2date, or try to install anything using rpm
2. I get the error
Actual Results: I get an error indicating a problem with the database. I will
attach a copy of the messages I get.
Expected Results: Either up2date, or rpm should have allowed the database to
Created attachment 76084 [details]
the messages I get when I try to run up2date
what is the result of:
rpm -q redhat-release
rpm -q --whatprovides "redhat-release"?
That message basically indicates that up2date is attempting to
determine what release you are running by looking for the package
that provides "redhat-release" and checking it's version number.
If that package isn't installed, or it can't be read, that is
the error message you will get.
Someone already answered with the same response. I followed the suggestions and
the machine is now working fine. You can mark the problem as 'resolved'.