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Repair Corrupt RPM Database

Strange things sometimes happen, one of them is a corrupt rpm database. This means that the computer tells you something is installed and it really is not.
Here is how to solve this problem.

First backup and then delete by doing the following command:
$ su

# cp /var/lib/rpm/__db.001 /home/nikesh
# rm /var/lib/rpm/__db.001
# cp /var/lib/rpm/__db.002 /home/nikesh
# rm /var/lib/rpm/ __db.002
# rpm –rebuilddb


Rajnish Kumar said...

Hi i am facing the same problem , i an not able to install any rpm through rpm commands or yum .
when i run rpm -ivh package name i got below error :
error: can’t create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000
even i am not able to remove the /var/lib/rpm then __db.00* file
i got the below error :=
[root@Rajnish rpm]# rm -rf __db.00*
rm: cannot remove `__db.001′: Permission denied
rm: cannot remove `__db.002′: Permission denied
rm: cannot remove `__db.003′: Permission denied
[root@Rajnish rpm]#

i am using centos 5.4 for Detaill :-
uname -a
Linux Rajnish 2.6.18-194.el5 #1 SMP Fri Apr 2 14:58:14 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

any suggestion . how can i get out from here .

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Anonymous said...

I had to remove /var/lib/rpm/Packages too, then it worked.

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