Bug 86092 - Can't install/update rpm packages
Can't install/update rpm packages
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-03-13 15:49 EST by Todd Bailey
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:51 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-19 14:46:07 EDT
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Description Todd Bailey 2003-03-13 15:49:39 EST
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Description of problem:
system crached during package install, can no longer install, remove, manage 
rpm packages, via command line, gui and package applet.

tried to rebuild via rpm -v --rebuilddb with out success.
gui gets to reading system state then quits.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. 2x click on any rpm package to install
2. or 2x click on package manager gui appl
3. manually trying to install via cmd line

Actual Results:  gui status/progress bas, reading headers, reading system state
then gui appl shuts down

Expected Results:  dialog requesting confirmation that you want to install this 

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provided on demand
Comment 1 Todd Bailey 2003-03-13 15:52:05 EST
removing lock dbs __db* and rpm --rebuild did not fix the package db file

Is there a way to regenerate this file with out reinstall ?
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2003-03-14 15:46:05 EST
Give me a pointer (i.e. URL, attachments won't work)
to a tarball of your database
   cd /var/lib
    tar czvf /tmp/rpmdb-86092.tar.gz rpm
and I'll try to fix.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2005-04-19 14:46:07 EDT
Closing due to inactivity.  If this issue still occurs with current releases,
please reopen and set the release in which you've encountered the problem.

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