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Old 06-09-2004, 08:26 AM   #1
ispnepal
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rpmdb problem


hi all:

my rpmdb is not working ...

rpm -qa has no output.


How to solve this?

some outputs:
---
[root@gateway rpm]# ls
Basenames __db.001 __db.002 __db.003 Name Packages Providename Pubkeys
[root@gateway rpm]# rpm -qa
[root@gateway rpm]#
-----------------

Thanks
nisp
 
Old 06-09-2004, 10:35 AM   #2
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Hi,

(All information are from RH9 distribution)

Very strange. Try to rebuild your rpm database

Login as root :

rpmbuild --rebuilddb

You can delete first in /var/lib/rpm the 3 files __db*. No worry

Be sure that there is no other rpm process running. Kill them before if necessary (kill -9 )

ps -ef | grep rpm

Hope this helps.

Philippe
 
Old 06-10-2004, 07:14 AM   #3
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Hi

removed __db* all files

and did:

rpm --rebuilddb

no luck.... it just takes less than 1 sec.....

-----
[root@gateway rpm]# rpm --rebuilddb
[root@gateway rpm]#
--------------------------

[root@gateway rpm]# rpm -qa
[root@gateway rpm]#

---

when i do : rpmbuild --rebuilddb
it says:
---
root@gateway rpm]# rpmbuild --rebuilddb
--rebuilddb: unknown option
--------------




Thanks
Paras
 
Old 06-17-2004, 12:20 PM   #4
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rpm db problem

I have the same problem, "run database recovery".
I deleted the __db files.
Then I ran the "rpm -qa", I saw a lot of application names scrolling by, but at the end there were some errors:

error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping h# 933 Header V3 DSA signature: BAD, key ID db42a60e
rpmdb: page 949: illegal page type or format
rpmdb: PANIC: Invalid argument
rpmdb: /var/lib/rpm/Packages: pgin failed for page 949
error: db4 error(-30981) from dbcursor->c_get: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: db4 error(-30981) from dbcursor->c_close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: db4 error(-30981) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: db4 error(-30981) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: db4 error(-30981) from dbenv->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery

Running "rpm -qa" again gives me:

rpmdb: region error detected; run recovery.
error: db4 error(-30981) from dbenv->open: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - (-30981)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
no packages


So, what next?
I can't update my programs :-(

/Kent
 
Old 06-18-2004, 06:00 AM   #5
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Hi ,

Removing only the __db files does not help. You must follow the steps given below.

Login as root :

Be sure that there is no other rpm process running. Kill them before if necessary (kill -9 )

ps -ef | grep rpm

Delete first in /var/lib/rpm the 3 files __db*. No worry

rpmbuild --rebuilddb

Hope this helps, as I never had this king of error message.

Philippe
 
Old 06-18-2004, 06:32 AM   #6
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Thanks, didn't help

[root@mail root]# ps -ef | grep rpm
root 2138 2097 0 12:27 pts/0 00:00:00 grep rpm
[root@mail root]# rm /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rm: remove regular file `/var/lib/rpm/__db.001'? y
rm: remove regular file `/var/lib/rpm/__db.002'? y
rm: remove regular file `/var/lib/rpm/__db.003'? y
[root@mail root]# rpmbuild --rebuilddb
--rebuilddb: unknown option
[root@mail root]# cd /var/lib/rpm
[root@mail rpm]# rpmbuild --rebuilddb
--rebuilddb: unknown option
[root@mail rpm]#
 
Old 06-18-2004, 06:46 AM   #7
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Quote:
root@mail root]# rpmbuild --rebuilddb
--rebuilddb: unknown option
Sorry, try :
[root@p4 root]# rpm --rebuilddb
error: db4 error(16) from dbenv->remove: Device or resource busy

Should work much better, and take about 3 to 5 mn.
The error message is "normal" .

Philippe
 
Old 06-18-2004, 08:26 AM   #8
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Doesn't work either

It takes less than one second, no error message at all.

The only thing that gives output is to use -vv, but still not working:


[root@mail root]# rpm -vv --rebuilddb
D: rebuilding database /var/lib/rpm into /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.2285
D: creating directory /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.2285
D: opening old database with dbapi 3
D: opening db environment /var/lib/rpm/Packages create:cdb:mpool
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages rdonly mode=0x0
D: locked db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages
D: opening new database with dbapi 3
D: opening db environment /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.2285/Packages create:mpool
D: opening db index /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.2285/Packages create mode=0x42
D: closed db index /var/lib/rpm/Packages
D: closed db environment /var/lib/rpm/Packages
D: removed db environment /var/lib/rpm/Packages
D: closed db index /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.2285/Packages
D: closed db environment /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.2285/Packages
D: removed db environment /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.2285/Packages
D: removing directory /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.2285
[root@mail root]#


It recreates the __db files, but they seems to be empty, "rpm -qa" gives nothing at all. So they need to be "populated" with info about my installed programs....
 
Old 06-18-2004, 08:33 AM   #9
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man rpm give this :

The general form of an rpm rebuild database command is

rpm {--initdb|--rebuilddb} [-v] [--dbpath DIRECTORY] [--root DIRECTORY]

Use --initdb to create a new database, use --rebuilddb to rebuild the
database indices from the installed package headers.

I think that using the --initdb could maybe work. Sorry but I have no more idea afterthis ;-)

Hope this helps,

Philippe
 
Old 06-18-2004, 08:40 AM   #10
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Works!

RedHat 8.0 had some files in the /usr/bin I wasn't aware of (db_verify, dup, load).
No it seems to be OK again.

Thanks for the help!
 
  


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