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Re: database mess up



On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 01:00 +0000, Patrick Dupre wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, Patrick Dupre wrote:
> >
> >> Hello,
> >> 
> >> For a reason that I ignore my database is totallt mess up.
> >> rpm --rebuilddb only rebuild iy partially.
> >> The packages are installed, but rpm --rebuilddb does not see them.
> >> How can I recover them without resintalling them manually ?
> >
> > Find the latest intact /var/log/rpmpkgs* file (ie one that got generated 
> > before the db got corrupted, file size should be a good indicator) and copy 
> > it somewhere safe, say /root/rpmpkgs.backup. Now you should be able to make 
> > fairly good recovery with something like:
> >
> > # mv /var/lib/rpm /var/lib/rpm.busted
> > # mkdir /var/tmp/download; cd /var/tmp/download
> > # yumdownloader `sed -e "s/.rpm$//g" /root/rpmpkgs.backup`
> > # rpm -Uvh --notriggers --noscripts --justdb *.rpm
> >
> > The question of course is, what got the database corrupted to begin with.
> > Did anything out of the ordinary happen at that time, like /var getting full? 
> > Segfaults logged in /var/log/messages*? What filesystem is /var on?
> >
> > 	- Panu -
> It just end up with disk full !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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you have to fix that - there's no way you can have a working software
package system with a full disk - it just gets corrupted.

Craig


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