[Mageia-dev] Broken database problem
annew at kde.org
Wed Apr 18 19:25:38 CEST 2012
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On 18/04/12 17:58, Thomas Backlund wrote:
> 18.04.2012 19:49, Anne Wilson skrev:
>> 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?
> Nope, as the info used to rebuild the database is also stored
> there :/
> If you want to restore the database at this point you need to
> reinstall all packages as listed in /var/log/rpmpkgs with
> or do a reinstall
OK. We need to resolve the problem of broken kdm first - remember it
broke before I deleted anything. Once we know what needs doing, I'll
sort that out. Looking at the list, reinstall might be the fastest
option, but I don't want to end up in the same place :-)
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