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Re: rpm lockups - argh

You may wish to consider posting this to rpm-list redhat com , so that Jeff Johnson, RPM maintainer @ red hat, can see / respond / etc to your issue...

- Aaron

rhllist assursys co uk wrote:

On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Paul Gear wrote:

Justin Georgeson wrote:

I find it troubling to hear that this is still present, if it's what I
think it is.


This started in RH 8, and apparently still exists in RawHide. If this
isn't fixed before the next release, that will be 3 major versions
shipped with a broken RPM. That is unacceptable.

Indeed! Try this:

alias rpm='rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db.00*; /bin/rpm'

That only removes the problems of lockfiles (__*) being left lying around, it doesn't solve the underlying problems of rpm hanging and subsequent rpm database corruption.

The good news is, that for me at least, the backport of rpm available from
<http://www.rpm.org> works fine. As alluded to in the above Bugzilla report,
it's highly annoying that an official erratum hasn't been issued. :-C

Best Regards,

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Aaron Bennett
UNIX Administrator
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

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