[lug] RPM lockup...temp files?

D. Stimits stimits at comcast.net
Thu Sep 16 13:20:19 MDT 2004

Zan Lynx wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 12:03, D. Stimits wrote:
>>I had KRUD/FC2 seg fault trying to install an rpm. Then on next attempt, 
>>it locked up completely. All rpm commands now lock up, including simple 
>>listings, or any attempt to --rebuilddb. Should I now try initdb? Or 
>>should I try to delete temp files? If so, which files?
> I think that I remember how this should go.  Here's my plan of attack:
> First make sure all instances of RPM are truly dead.
> Then go to /var/lib/rpm.
> Run fuser -v * to make really sure nothing is using those files.
> Remove any files that have two underscores at the beginning of their
> names.
> Now run rpm --rebuilddb

Thanks! This did the job.

D. Stimits, stimits AT comcast DOT net

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