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Re: rpm-4.2-0.49 broke?



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On Saturday 04 January 2003 02:21 pm, M A Young wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Jan 2003, Michael Fratoni wrote:
> > Hrmm,
> > OK, perhaps I misunderstood the lock file issue.
> > However I don't get the files on my 7.3 machines, and never have that
> > I've noticed. I've only noticed the __db files since rpm-4.1.x.
>
> Maybe I was wrong about 7.3, but I am sure persistant __db files aren't
> new to this beta.

I don't disagree at all.
They are unique to Psyche and this beta. Both of which suffer from rpm 
hangs and database corruption. Quite possibly completely unrelated of 
course, and I don't claim to know the cause or a real solution. I was 
under (the probably mistaken) assumption that it was the __db* files 
themselves that were being referred to as lock files.

During boot, those files are removed by rc.sysinit, like so:
$ grep "__db" rc.sysinit
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
which only further led me to believe the the __db* files were not a 
desirable thing to have around.

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