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Old 10-16-2009, 01:57 AM   #1
harris4got
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Rebuilding /var/lib/rpm/Packages


Hello

I found my Fedora 10 system's "/var/lib/rpm/Packages" file got deleted. After running the "rpm --rebuilddb" command, it creates "Packages(12 KB in size) along with three __db.*" files but "rpm -qa" command is not showing any package list.

Is there any way to recreate the "/var/lib/rpm/Packages" from scratch without reinstalling the OS?..

Any help is appreciated.

Last edited by harris4got; 10-16-2009 at 01:59 AM.
 
Old 10-16-2009, 08:25 PM   #2
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No sweat... Just re-initialize the database (actually build from scratch).

rpm -v --initdb
 
Old 10-18-2009, 11:14 PM   #3
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Error on rpm -v --initdb

Thanx for the reply but this is what happens on rpm -v --initdb

Code:
# rpm -v --initdb
rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30975) from dbenv->open: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 -  (-30975)
 
Old 10-22-2009, 11:17 AM   #4
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I would blow away your existing db files;

[root@shell]# rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*

And rebuild the rpm database;

[root@shell]# rpm --rebuilddb

The above should do the trick...
 
  


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