[Mageia-discuss] beta2 woes

David W. Hodgins davidwhodgins at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 02:27:33 CEST 2012

On Sat, 07 Apr 2012 16:18:27 -0400, Tony Blackwell <tablackwell at bigpond.com> wrote:

> 2. re-running the whole install as new install, keeping everything the
> same, but choosing grub results in a bootable beta2.  I then select
> update all sources and allow this to complete.  Then select update your
> system, it updates glibc and a short list of other things, then
> terminates silently; I'd expected it would come back with an extended
> list of packages to update.  Re-running update manually, MCC brings up
> the 'Please wait' sliding progress bar, then immediately above it "A
> fatal error occurred: Couldn't open RPM DB () at
> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.14.2/Rpmdrake/open_db.pm line 74.."

The lilo bug is known

The rpmdrake bug has been fixed since the beta 2 iso was created.

Workaround is to install, don't do updates, after first boot use
urpmi --auto-update to update rpmdrake, or for an already broken database ...
# rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
# rm -f /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock
# rm -f /var/lib/rpm/.RPMLOCK
Then run the urpmi --auto-update.

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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