[CentOS] yum update fails: CentOS 5.2

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Jan 12 21:07:55 UTC 2009


on 1-12-2009 12:24 PM Spiro Harvey spake the following:
>> tried deleting /var/lib/rpm/__* after killing all yum processes?
> 
> Yum has command line options to do its housecleaning which I would
> try first. 
> 
> yum help clean
> 
> 
> What does deleting the __db files do that the yum clean all doesn't?
> (which I notice doesn't delete those specific files)
> 
Yum clean all only does housekeeping on yum's files. It does not fix any
problems in the underlying rpm database.
Deleting the __db files will usually clean up after improperly closed rpm
sessions. You usually have to follow the deletion with "rpm --updatedb" for it
to do anything.



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