Corrupt rpm database
pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Wed Feb 20 10:45:07 EST 2002
On Tue, 19 Feb 2002, Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
> I seem to have a corrupt rpm database. Unfortunately:
> # rpm -v --rebuilddb
> error: rpmdb: damaged header instance #99 retrieved, skipping.
Yep, that looks bad.
> Is there anything else I can try, or am I just seriously screwed?
Try to get a list of any sort from the rpmdb. strings on
/var/lib/rpms/Packages may get you one. rpm may be able to pull that out
of a damaged db.
move the old rpm database out of the way. Initialise a new database.
Install (saying "database only" (option to rpm)) all of the packages
I believe David explained how to do this in more detail some time ago, so
it should be in the archives somewhere.
> Suggestions? Or do I just re-install? (Perhaps Debian this time - the idea
> of having an apt-get is getting more tempting every day)
It may be easier. And trying a new distribution could be good!
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