Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83699
rpm --rebuilddb crashed
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:49 EDT
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Description of problem:
Can't rebuild rpmdb. Not working rpm -qa, also up2date is not working
*** dbiUpdateRecord: uh is NULL
This bug occur after running manually up2date. Temporary Internet connection
was lost. And after that started another up2date application. But first is
seams wasn't stopped.
Please help me to repair rpm database?
It is located http://www.svm.lt/~donatas/rpmdb.tar.gz
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Take my rpm database from http://www.svm.lt/~donatas/rpmdb.tar.gz
2.Copy contens to /var/lib
3.Run rpm --rebuilddb
Actual Results: *** dbiUpdateRecord: uh is NULL
I don't know how exactly up2date is working, but it seams up2date do not lock
database when processing update.
This bug happen when another up2date process started, while first did not
Good. What was wrong?
I just followed instructions on
Found that my current list of rpm packages is valid on
Downloaded all packages available in this list. Some was on RedHat
installation, some on RedHat updates, others just find on Internet.
Moved old database:
# mv /var/lib/rpm /var/lib/rpm.save
Initialized a new rpm database:
# rpm --initdb
Downloaded script http://www.tuxfan.homeip.net:8080/hacks/recover_rpm_db.sh
And just run the script
# ./recover_rpm_db.sh -f /var/log/rpmpkgs.1 -p ./downloadedRPMS
FWIW, a rebuilddb with rpm-4.1 should fix as well, preserving
install times and file states that are lost by the --justdb
Carry Packages to machine with rpm-4.1, rebuilddb there, bring Packages
back, rebuilddb to recreate indices.