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Old 11-19-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
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Unable to start yum

I was going to use yum to update a software package, 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.
Old 11-21-2006, 12:20 AM   #2
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Sometimes when you do a ctrl + c , while yum is setting up the install processes, you get such wierd errors. Usually a restart is enough. If not try "yum clean all" as root. Try it and let me know.


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