Bug 90875 - RPM Database Corruption
RPM Database Corruption
Status: CLOSED WORKSFORME
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
7.2
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
Mike McLean
https://www.aderes.net/backup/Package...
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Reported: 2003-05-14 18:16 EDT by David R.
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Description David R. 2003-05-14 18:16:39 EDT
Description of problem:
I believe a while ago I was running an rpm update and it hung. I Ctrl-C'd it, 
and I now have rpm database corruption. I have followed your instructions as 
per http://www.rpm.org/hintskinks/repairdb/ and gotten to the point where you 
said if it segfaults, contact you. Here is what I get when I pull a "rpm -vv --
rebuilddb":

D: adding "openssl-perl" to Providename index.
D: adding 4 entries to Dirnames index.
D: adding 5 entries to Requireversion index.
D: adding "0.9.6b-28" to Provideversion index.
D: adding 1 entries to Installtid index.
D: adding 1 entries to Sigmd5 index.
D: adding 5 entries to Filemd5s index.
*** dbiUpdateRecord: uh is NULL
D:   +++        149 glibc-common-2.2.4-29
D: adding "glibc-common" to Name index.
D: adding 6166 entries to Basenames index.
D: adding "System Environment/Base" to Group index.
D: adding "sk" to Providename index.
D: adding 2 entries to Conflictname index.
D: adding 686 entries to Dirnames index.
D: adding 2 entries to Requireversion index.
D: 
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D: adding 1 entries to Sigmd5 index.
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Segmentation fault

Additionally, I get this error:
[root@Rahab rpm]#         db_verify Packages
db_verify: Program version 3.2.9 doesn't match environment version 4.0.14
db_verify: Overflow page 3451 has bogus prev_pgno value
db_verify: Overflow item incomplete on page 3467
db_verify: Non-invalid page 3433 on free list
db_verify: DB->verify: Packages: DB_VERIFY_BAD: Database verification failed

I tried what you suggested:
[root@Rahab rpm]#         mv Packages Packages-ORIG
[root@Rahab rpm]# db_dump Packages-ORIG | db_load Packages
[root@Rahab rpm]# rpm -qa
redhat-logos-1.1.3-1
cracklib-2.7-12
dosfstools-2.7-1
gdbm-1.8.0-10
[...]
mozilla-0.9.9-12.7.2
mutt-1.2.5.1-1
rpm-build-4.0.4-7x
perl-CGI-2.752-26.72.3
openssl-perl-0.9.6b-28
glibc-common-2.2.4-29
Segmentation fault

A copy of my Packages file can be found here 
[https://www.aderes.net/backup/Packages.tar.gz]... If you could help me out or 
point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

David


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@Rahab backup]# rpm --version
RPM version 4.0.4


How reproducible:
Every time
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-05-14 18:32:07 EDT
Hello #90875! ;-)

Here's the problem:
yarmouth:/var/lib/rpm 373 bash$ rpm -qa > /dev/null
error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping h#     785 region trailer: BAD, tag 0 type 0
offset 0 count 0

Look for
    ftp://people.redhat.com/jbj/rpmdb-90875-FIX.tar.gz
in about 15 minutes.

Download and install by doing
    cd /var/lib/rpm
    mv Packages Packages-ORIG
    cd ..
    tar xzvf rpmdb-90875-FIX.tar.gz
    rpm --rebuilddb -vv

Verify fix by doing
    rpm -qa

Reopen this bug if still a problem.
Comment 2 David R. 2003-05-14 19:22:09 EDT
Thank you! It worked perfectly! A tremendous help, thanks :)

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