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Old 02-05-2004, 11:11 AM   #1
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Trouble with RPM


Hello am new to this board but have been using linux for a while but am still a "beginner"

anyway, i seem to have developed a problem with rpm

Whenever i run anything with rpm i get the following:

rpmdb: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30981) from dbenv->open: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - (-30982)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

Any ideas?

Have searched these forums foir similar woes hand found a reference to "rpm -rebuilddb" but get same arror when i run this.

Any advice greatly appreciated

Thank you in advance


Naza
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:17 AM   #2
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Welcome to linuxquestions Naza. What it looks like is you have a bad install of db3 or rpm itself. What distribution are you running there?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:21 AM   #3
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Mandrake 9.0 here, which has been perfect since i installed it about 6 months ago. I have installed a few packages without any problems. only came accross this the other day when i tried to upgrade webmin.

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Old 02-05-2004, 12:27 PM   #4
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I appear to have resolved this issue now,

For those intrested if you reboot the machine "rpm --rebuilddb" does work as long as you havent done anyting with rpm since rebooting!!

SORTED!!
 
Old 02-05-2004, 12:40 PM   #5
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hmmm, that really stinks, only thing that should require a reboot is installing a new kernel. That is some bad code.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 12:54 PM   #6
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You may have had a rpm process running that wasn't finished or was lingering. Next time, see if a rpm process is running (ie ps -A | grep rpm) and kill it. Then try the 'rpm --rebuild'. It shouldn't matter if the system was rebooted or not in Linux.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 12:57 PM   #7
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Great thank you for your help.

Finally managed to get my imap/pop server up and running now.

Life is good again.

Naza
 
  


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