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Re: What is this error?



On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 12:23:55PM -0700, da_alchemist@yahoo.com wrote:
> OS:  Red Hat Linux 9
> Kernel:  2.4.20-13.9
> RPM:  4.2
> 
> It seems my rpm system is no longer working.  Whenever
> I type rpm -<anything>, it just sits there.  I ran an
> strace on the process and the last line returned was:
> 
> ...
> futex(0x4058de00, FUTEX_WAIT, 0, NULL 
> 
> I tried rpm --initdb and rpm --rebuilddb and they both
> hung with the same last line referenced above under
> strace with different hex addresses.  How do I fix
> this?

Do
	rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
to remove stale locks.

Then upgrade to rpm-4.2-1 from
	ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/dist
to prevent the stale locks being left behind.

73 de Jeff

-- 
Jeff Johnson	ARS N3NPQ
jbj@redhat.com (jbj@jbj.org)
Chapel Hill, NC




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