Re: Unable to start yum

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Kaplan, Andrew H. wrote:
I was going to use yum to update a software package on Fedora Core 5, and I was confronted with the following error:
Component: Software Manager
Summary: TB9f78d0ec database disk image is malformed
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/pirut", line 363, in ?
File "/usr/sbin/pirut", line 359, in main
File "/usr/sbin/pirut", line 286, in run
File "/usr/sbin/pirut", line 297, in doRefresh
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/pirut/", line 151, in reposSetup
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 294, in doSackSetup
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 496, in excludeArchs
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/sqlite/", line 244, in execute = self.con.db.execute(SQL)
DatabaseError: database disk image is malformed

Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <sqlite.main.Cursor instance at 0xb6d8ae8c>
parms: ()
SQL: select * from packages WHERE arch != "i686" AND arch != "i586" AND arch != "i486" AND arch != "i386" AND arch != "noarch"
What is the cause of this, and how do I fix it? Thanks.

It looks like a revealing error to someone who knows the ins and outs of
these messages. I would suggest running 'yum clean all' and trying
again. I don't know if pirut will have a GUI feature for cleaning the
headers and other items from the GUI. I don't believe it does right now.
Regarding the SQL: select line above, it looks like it is excluding all
archs standard to a 32-bit PC.
Realistically, you might need to file a bug report on this error.


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