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Rpm database vanished after installing glibc-2.1.94-3
- To: libc-alpha at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: Rpm database vanished after installing glibc-2.1.94-3
- From: Kristian Amlie <k_amlie at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2000 09:31:03 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Rpm database vanished after installing
<organization of PR author (multiple lines)>
I'm a student only
>Synopsis: Rpm database vanished
<machine, os, target, libraries (multiple lines)>
Machine: Pentium II 350 MHz, 96 MB RAM
OS: RedHat Linux (originally 6.0, but I've upgraded a
Host type: i386-redhat-linux-gnu
System: Linux Kristian 2.4.0-test10 #1 Sat Nov 11
01:05:56 CET 2000 i686 unknown
Addons: c_stubs glibc-compat linuxthreads
Build CFLAGS: -march=i386 -D__USE_STRING_INLINES
-fstrict-aliasing -freorder-blocks -DNDEBUG=1 -g -O3
Build CC: gcc
Compiler version: 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.0)
Kernel headers: 2.4.0-test10
Symbol versioning: yes
Build static: yes
Build shared: yes
Build pic-default: no
Build profile: yes
Build omitfp: no
Build bounded: no
Build static-nss: no
<precise description of the problem (multiple lines)>
I installed glibc 2.1.94-3 together with the following
All packages were found at www.rpmfind.net
The install were done in runlevel 1 with a single
After this, my rpm database was gone. rpm now reports
that no packages are
installed. I tried "rpm --rebuilddb", but it didn't
seem to do any work at all
(harddrive led showed no activity) and my database did
<code/input/activities to reproduce the problem
Since rpm doesn't work, I can't uninstall the
packages, so I can't reproduce
the bug. My old version of glibc was 2.1.3-15. Rpm was
I didn't have any of the db[1,2,3] packages until now.
<how to correct or work around the problem, if known
I don't know! I hope you can answer that!
If you are not the ones that should have this bug
report, then please tell me!
Also feel free to mail me if you need any more info!
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