[Centos] rpm corruption

Thu Apr 14 01:13:40 UTC 2005
John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au>

My final script for anyone who might need it is:

unset LANG
export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5
rpm -qa | wc --lines
rm -rf /var/lib/rpm/__db.00?
rpm --define '__dbi_rebuild nofsync !log !txn !cdb !thread' --rebuilddb
rpm -qa | wc --lines
rpm --rebuilddb
rpm -qa | wc --lines

Note: Watch out for the ! characters.


Johnny Hughes wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 09:50 +1000, John Newbigin wrote:
>>In answer to my own question, this is what I have done which appears to 
>>fix the problem:
>>1. Edit /usr/lib/rpm/macros and change the line
>>%__dbi_rebuild		nofsync !log !txn !cdb
>>%__dbi_rebuild		nofsync !log !txn !cdb !thread
>>2. export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5
>>3. rpm --rebuilddb
>>5. Edit /usr/lib/rpm/macros back to the original
>>6. rpm --rebuilddb
>>So far this fixes the problems I have been having.  I assume it is 
>>possible to override the macro setting on the rpm command line so no 
>>editing is required and a simple script can be run on all my machines.
> I use the --define switch to define rpm variables with rpmbuild ...
> don't know if it will work with RPM too, but it might.  Here is an
> example:
> --define "_build i386-redhat-linux-gnu"
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John Newbigin
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia