Tuesday, 14 June 2016

CentOS6.5: yum Error: rpmdb open failed

“yum update” took much time when processing “running transaction”, so I killed the process. After that I saw the following errors when issuing yum update.

 # yum update -y

rpmdb: Thread/process 21307/140433616029440 failed: Thread died in Berkeley DB library

error: db3 error(-30974) from dbenv->failchk: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery

error: cannot open Packages index using db3 -  (-30974)

error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

CRITICAL:yum.main:


Error: rpmdb open failed


You could solve this by removing __db.* files under /var/lib/rpm directory.

# ls /var/lib/rpm/

Basenames     __db.002  Dirnames     Installtid    Packages        Pubkeys         Sha1header

Conflictname  __db.003  Filedigests  Name          Providename     Requirename     Sigmd5

__db.001      __db.004  Group        Obsoletename  Provideversion  Requireversion  Triggername


remove __db.* files

# rm /var/lib/rpm/__db.00*


get it fixed.

# yum update –y

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security

Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile

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