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Old 05-26-2003, 01:19 PM   #1
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RPM database dead, HELP !!!

Hi, i just downloaded java development kit from java.sun

anyway, i downloaded a rpm.bin file

so i ran the bin the usual way

sh ./jdkblahblahblah.rpm.bin

which built the rpm, but when i tried to install the rpm the normal way, it didnt work, not whenever i try to do ANYTHING with rpm, i get these error messages

rpmdb: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30982) 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

what do i do ?? please help.
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you can rebuild the database

rpm -rebuilddb

'man rpm' for more info


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