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Rebuilding the /var/lib/Packages DBM when db_dump/db_load fails

I have a damaged DBM file (/var/lib/rpm/Packages used by the Redhat `rpm`).
db_verify tells me:

db_verify: Offpage item 185, page 2 has bad page number
db_verify: DB->verify: Packages: DB_VERIFY_BAD: Database verification failed

so, as commonly suggested I attempted to do a: db_dump Packages; with an eye
to then doing a db_load. But this fails with the error:

db_dump: DB->Stat: Input/Output error

which leaves me a little high and dry. I *really* want to repair this DB has
I would like to maintain the ability to use and query `rpm`; software
versions on this box are very critical. And I don't want to rebuild it :-)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I don't mind getting dirty with
the hex editor if that's what it takes. Even if someone can explain to me
what the above error messages mean in this context it would help a great


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