On Monday 03 November 2003 12:04 pm, Kai Thomsen wrote: > On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 11:31:43 -0500, Wade Hampton wrote > > a strangely formatted posting: > > 2. Will Fedora finally fix the RPM lockup problem? With RH 8 and 9, > > sometimes RPM will just seem to hang and never return. I occasionally > > have to kill -9 the rpm process then rm /var/lib/rpm/__db*. I NEVER > > had problems like this with RH 7 and the older RPM (which also seemed > > much faster). > > On my RHL 9 machine, I haven't had those problems since upgrading to the > new version available on <ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/test-4.2/>. I have. rpm will still crash and burn if it is interrupted abnormally. It obviously does not clean itself up properly on a SIGINT signal. For example, up2date crashed with a segfault the other day, and I had to kill -9 rpm and rebuild my dbs.