Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#156 closed defect (invalid)

rpmdb error in bootstrap environment (1.5)

Reported by: lewisr Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: rpm Version:
Severity: low Keywords:
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Description

I'm working on updating the bootstrap packages for i686 and pentium4. All works well, except that at the beginning of the bootstrap console, after a long (really long) delay, the following is thrown:

rpmdb: __fop_file_setup:  Retry limit (100) exceeded
error: cannot open Sigmd5 index using db3 - File exists (17)

Note that my changes have had no bearing on the above; I get that error just using the pentium4 1.5 bootstrap with no changes. I've tried updating rpm, rpm-libs, urpo, gettext (newer rpm needs intl8), but I'm still missing something to update rpm fully, so I haven't tested whether rpm 4.8.1 might resolve the above. There seems to be something broken in the db laid down from the bootstrap, though.

After the delay and the error, yum install yum now works as expected, and after a reboot, we have a working i686 (or pentium4) setup. The delay is annoying, though. Any thoughts?

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by lewisr

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Ignore this, unless someone is really curious. ;-)

Some searching got me to https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2007-December/075617.html. The system where I'm seeing this is a Warp 4.5 VM under VBox 5. Trying this again from a bare metal install (Blue Lion alpha), does not have this condition. I think it's just a timing issue in the VM (my other VMs don't behave like this, either).

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