I had already rebooted and the error I reported still exists prior to sending this email. I subsequently deleted the rpm db files and am now doing the yum update.
On 1/22/07, alan <[email protected]> wrote:
On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Amitakhya Phukan wrote:
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> Kenneth Wolcott wrote:
>> I have a corrupt FC6 rpmdb after a timed-out yum update;
>> attempt to rebuild fails:
>> rpm --rebuilddb fails:
>> rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
>> error: db4 error(-30977) from dbenv->open: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal
>> error, run database recovery
>> error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - (-30977)
>> How to repair the rpm db?
>> Ken Wolcott
> Hi !
> I face the same problem sometimes. I do rm -rf /var/lib/rpm/__db*
> after that yum update/install and then yum clean all
> then the occurrence frequency of the above decreases.
> the best way is pirut/pup i guess.
Actually this is a different problem.
There is a known bug where the rpm database gets locked and will not
The quick solution is to reboot the machine and the lock will release. I
do not know how to get it to release "properly".
There is a bugzilla report on this, but it is too early in the morning for
me to look it up.
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