Bug 74008 - I have seemingly have a corrupted rpm database
Summary: I have seemingly have a corrupted rpm database
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Adrian Likins
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Reported: 2002-09-13 17:59 UTC by Alan Polinsky
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-05 20:59:38 UTC
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the messages I get when I try to run up2date (998 bytes, text/plain)
2002-09-13 18:01 UTC, Alan Polinsky
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Description Alan Polinsky 2002-09-13 17:59:14 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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 
be updated

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alan Polinsky 2002-09-13 18:01:38 UTC
Created attachment 76084 [details]
the messages I get when I try to run up2date

Comment 2 Adrian Likins 2003-01-21 04:21:44 UTC
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. 

Comment 3 Alan Polinsky 2003-01-21 13:52:06 UTC
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'. 

Alan Polinsky

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