Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90292
rpm hangs while -Uvh in Shrike
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
Description of problem:
After several days of regular operation, rpm now hangs when trying to
update/install any kind of package. The % Update List reads 100% installed.
After killing rpm process and releasing locks the package will not be
listed in rpm -qa.
Version-Release number: Standard rpm package with Shrike.
How reproducible: Now at any rate. I also tried rpm -Uvvvh blah and it
hangs at GZDIO: 250 reads, 2040148 total bytes in 0.000 secs.
The % Update List is 100% installed. After killing rpm process and releasing locks
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Problem reoccurs also after reboot.
2. rpm -Uvh any_new_package
I've seen in Bugzilla #74726 (now status closed) the same for Psyche.
Thank you in advance, Aron
Yes, same as #74726, but the root causes are very, very different.
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
and upgrade to rpm-4.2-1 packages from
is the answer. (Assuming Red Hat 9, use rpm-4.1.1 if Red Hat 8.0)