Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 08-14-2003, 03:16 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question rpm and tarballs

every time I try to install a tar ball or a rpm i get this message and was wondering if some one knows of how I could fix this problem.

rpmdb: Item 79, page 404 has bad type
error: db4 error (-30979) from db->verify: DB_
VERIFY_BAD: Database verification failed
while executing
"close $io"

any help would be greatly aprreciated. Thanks.
Old 08-14-2003, 03:28 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: Slackware 8.1
Posts: 74

Rep: Reputation: 15
have to tried to installed a rpm as root?

you should do it as root
Old 08-15-2003, 12:52 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: San Diego, CA
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yes I tried it as root. But thanks. Any other ideas.
Old 08-15-2003, 04:12 PM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Distribution: RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, SUSE
Posts: 1,403

Rep: Reputation: 46
You can try rebuilding your RPM database.
rpm --rebuilddb


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can you use rsync on tarballs wedgeworth Linux - Software 1 09-24-2003 07:48 PM
Tarballs Carlip Linux - Distributions 3 08-21-2003 01:47 PM
wt is emant by tarballs farhan Linux - General 1 02-28-2003 06:16 AM
tarballs moger Linux - General 4 09-04-2002 03:17 AM
tarballs MasterC Linux - General 5 05-15-2002 01:44 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:22 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration