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Old 07-10-2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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rpm database corrupted?


Hi,

this is my RH Release:

# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike)

And this is my error when I try "rpm -aq |grep something..":

# rpm -aq
rpmdb: unable to join the environment
error: db4 error(11) from dbenv->open: Resource temporarily unavailable
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Resource temporarily unavailable (11)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
no packages

I've already deleted the __file in /var/lib/rpm, and tried to rebuild database, but:

# rpm -vv --rebuilddb
D: rebuilding database /var/lib/rpm into /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.9334
D: creating directory /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.9334
D: opening old database with dbapi 3
D: opening db environment /var/lib/rpm/Packages joinenv
rpmdb: unable to join the environment
error: db4 error(11) from dbenv->open: Resource temporarily unavailable
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages rdonly mode=0x0
error: cannot open Packages index
D: removing directory /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.9334

Some help? Thanks!
 
Old 07-10-2008, 01:47 PM   #2
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Hi,

this is my RH Release:

# cat /etc/redhat-release
[...............]

Some help? Thanks!
Sorry, solved by this useful link!


http://people.redhat.com/drepper/assumekernel.html
 
Old 07-10-2008, 01:57 PM   #3
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this is my RH Release:
# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike)
Maybe not what you expected, but since running GNU/Linux is all about performance, protecting assets and providing services in a continuous, stable and secure way I need to emphasise that Red Hat Linux maintenance and errata support ended on April 30 of 2004 for ALL YES ALL Red Hat Linux releases (excluding RHEL). The version you installed is obsolete, no longer maintained and unsupported. This means you miss out on all the new technology that's been around for ages, all the bug fixes and all the security updates. Unless you have the knowledge and time to maintain this setup yourself to keep it from (doing) harm, keeping your machine attached to the Internet makes it a hazard not only for you but for the whole community. So please plan your migration and make it soon. If you like the effort Red Hat puts into certification, ISV acceptance, support longevity and stability of RHEL but don't want to pay for RHEL then you could run CentOS (current is 5.2). If you like what RHL provided then you could run Fedora (stable seems 9). Else check out the many "choose a distro" threads or the megathread at LQ.


Considering you're running an obsolete, no longer maintained and unsupported release of Red Hat Linux (not RHEL) your RPMDB malfunction is the least of your problems.

Last edited by unSpawn; 07-10-2008 at 01:59 PM.
 
Old 07-11-2008, 11:18 AM   #4
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Considering you're running an obsolete, no longer maintained and unsupported release of Red Hat Linux (not RHEL) your RPMDB malfunction is the least of your problems.
I don't agree with that at all. Plenty of organizations still run older versions of Linux. Are they vulnerable, sure, if not properly maintained but the issue here is to fix his RPM Database, not lecture them on their old version of Red Hat.

Fixing their RPM database can ensure they can properly maintain this older distribution in my opinion, so it is a worry if they want to continue using this legacy product and maintain it using RPM's, etc.
 
  


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