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whenever I try to do anything with RPM it stalls rpm -i packagename rpm -e packagename rpm -ef packagename anything. and it stalls. even the graphical rpm management program salls. ...
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    RPM stalling on use


    whenever I try to do anything with RPM it stalls

    rpm -i packagename
    rpm -e packagename
    rpm -ef packagename

    anything. and it stalls.

    even the graphical rpm management program salls.

    my OS is RedHat 9.0 with a full install, ran up2date

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    -update-

    after scouring the internet for answers I discovered that the problem was with the /var/lib/rpm/__db.??? files, remove them and it works just fine.

    my problem was also about corrupted rpm database files in /usr/lib/rpmdb/i386-redhat-linux/redhat

    my solution was to remove the files in this directory and run rpm --rebuilddb

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    -update--update-

    mabey not

    rpm --rebuilddb gives me this error:

    error: db4 error(16) from ebenv->remove: Device or resource busy

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    aparently it does work, my querying the database gives me no errors.

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