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Re: rpm database corrupt



On Fri, 5 Dec 2003, Ross Macintyre wrote:

> Hi,
>   I have a machine that has a corrup RPM database.
> I tried the usual
>   rm var/lib/rpm/__db.00*, then
>   rpm --rebuilddb
> which has worked in the past.
> This time nothing.

If rpm is getting stuck, rather than crashing, that often means some other
process has the database locked. Look for such processes, or even reboot
before removing the __db files. See also
http://www.rpm.org/hintskinks/repairdb/
for further rebuilding hints if necessary.

	Michael Young




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