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Re: database mess up



On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 02:19 +0000, Patrick Dupre wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2009, Craig White wrote:
> 
> > 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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > ----
> > 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.
> >
> Of course, I did it !!!!!!
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maybe you don't have enough space yet...

what's output of...

df -h

Craig


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