[Mageia-dev] Broken database problem

Guillaume Rousse guillomovitch at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 18:57:17 CEST 2012

Le 18/04/2012 18:49, Anne Wilson a écrit :
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> On 18/04/12 17:41, Thomas Backlund wrote:
>> 15.04.2012 16:16, Anne Wilson skrev:
>>> In desperation I tried "rm -fR /var/lib/rpm/*" - I hope I
>>> haven't broken anything too drastic, but nothing seems to have
>>> changed.  The database will still not rebuild.
>> This part you should _never_ do...
>> You wiped _all_ of rpms databases and any tracking of what is
>> installed or not.
> OK, apologies.  Doesn't rebuilding the database replace that?
I guess 'rebuild the database' in this context means 'regenerate 
structured content from primary raw data', but you also wiped the raw 
data here...

BOFH excuse #217:

The MGs ran out of gas.

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