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Old 09-19-2009, 07:20 AM   #1
callumacrae
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Fedora: killed yum


Hello,

I was installing compiz-plugins in terminal when I had a power cut. Now whenever I load add/remove programs I get this error:

Quote:
Error Type: <class 'yum.Errors.RepoError'>
Error Value: database disk image is malformed
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2867, in <module>
main()
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2864, in main
backend.dispatcher(sys.argv[1:])
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 654, in dispatcher
self.dispatch_command(args[0], args[1:])
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 530, in dispatch_command
self.get_packages(filters)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 629, in get_packages
pkgfilter.add_available(pkgs)
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packagekit/filter.py, line 43, in add_available
for pkg in pkgs:
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/packageSack.py, line 37, in __iter__
ret = self.returnPackages()
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/packageSack.py, line 396, in returnPackages
None, patterns, ignore_case)
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/packageSack.py, line 482, in _computeAggregateListResult
sackResult = apply(method, args)
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/sqlitesack.py, line 1209, in returnPackages
pkgobjlist = self._buildPkgObjList(repoid, patterns, ignore_case)
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/sqlitesack.py, line 53, in newFunc
raise Errors.RepoError, str(e)
How can I fix yum?

~Callum
 
Old 09-19-2009, 07:45 AM   #2
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Well, the error message is, I believe, telling you that the cache data base was broken by the crash. I've never had this problem, but what I'd try first is to see if yum could be convinced to start a fresh cache.

Try (as "root") a yum clean dbcache to see if that might help. (Look in man yum for other "clean" options.)

Anyhow, I looks more like a data problem than a yum problem.

Also, you could try (again, as "root") a touch /forcefsck followed by a reboot to force a full file system check. That might be able to fix some problems.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 07:53 AM   #3
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"yum clean dbcache" worked.

Thanks

~Callum
 
  


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