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dot hog 10-17-2003 01:57 AM

How do I resolve "db4 error(16) from dbenv->remove"?
 
Trying to install alsa drivers. At the prompt I'm entering:
$ rpm --rebuilddb alsa-driver-...-.src.rpm

and my good friend linux returns:
error: db4 error(16) from dbenv->remove: Device or resource busy

Hmm. I'm running Red Hat 9. Trying to get a SB 16 PCI soundcard to work.

Been attacking this for a while. Have read about a bug attached to this error, but I want to be sure. If I am the prey of a bug, I'd appreciate some specific info on what to do so that I can run "rpm --rebuilddb" in the future.

I am very green in all-things-Linux, so help would be BIG. Been banging the head against the wall on this one for quite a while--thought I could work around it. Yeah, right.

dot hog 10-17-2003 08:17 AM

Bump.

My kernel is 20.4.20-8. I'm wondering if I should upgrade my kernel to 20.4.20-20.9. Worried that that might just introduce new problems.

Anybody know anything about this error in these circumstances at all?

misc 10-17-2003 09:24 AM

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error: db4 error(16) from dbenv->remove: Device or resource busy
It's a harmless albeit annoying bug. Ignore it.

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/...g.cgi?id=83281

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$ rpm --rebuilddb alsa-driver-...-.src.rpm
This command makes no sense at all.

dot hog 10-17-2003 10:33 AM

Thanks, misc.

And maybe the command looks weird b/c I abbreviated the .src.rpm filename with an ellipsis. Everything else about it should be good, though--I got it directly from the doc that was telling me what to do, and if it were nonsensical I wouldn't have returned an error, right? Who knows.

I'll keep at it. Thanks again.

misc 10-17-2003 11:10 AM

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And maybe the command looks weird b/c I abbreviated the .src.rpm filename with an ellipsis.
No. The command is pure nonsense. It is a mixture of rpmbuild --rebuild foo*.src.rpm and rpm --rebuilddb. :D
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and if it were nonsensical I wouldn't have returned an error, right? Who knows.
No. :) It just accepted the first argument and ignored the src.rpm filename.

dot hog 10-17-2003 12:35 PM

Wow. That's some solid advice. Fault me for sticking to bad documentation--instead of going on a bug/kernel update hunt, I should've taken 2 minutes to question the command itself.

Used the rpmbuild and compiled some rpms right quick. I'm back on the path to sanity!

Thanks for the HUGE dope slap, misc.


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