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Hi all, I'm looking for help for a cron issue with makewhatis I'm seeing on a RHEL 5.4 install. When /etc/cron.weekly/makewhatis.cron (which executes 'makewhatis -w') is run, the following errors ...
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    makewhatis -w gives "rpmdbNextIterator: V3 DSA signature: BAD "


    Hi all,

    I'm looking for help for a cron issue with makewhatis I'm seeing on a RHEL 5.4 install.

    When /etc/cron.weekly/makewhatis.cron (which executes 'makewhatis -w') is run, the following errors appear:

    Code:
    error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping h#      88 Header V3 DSA signature: BAD, key ID 37017186
    error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping h#      96 Header V3 DSA signature: BAD, key ID 37017186
    error: rpmdbNextIterator: skipping h#     104 Header V3 DSA signature: BAD, key ID 37017186
    ... etc
    Having had a look around the web, the only suggestion I could find for this issue was 'rpm --rebuilddb' and 'yum clean all', both of which I carried out without success (they both ran through happily, rebuilding the db files and cleaning up yum, but when I ran 'makewhatis -w' again I got the same error). The suggestion seems to apply more to when this error appears when RPM-specific commands are run though, which doesn't seem to be the case with my install.

    Does anyone have any experience with this error and how to resolve it where a rebuild of the RPM DB doesn't resolve?

    Cheers!

    SuaSwe

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    Can anyone assist with this? Suggestions on Google etc all mention rpm rebuilds and stuff but makewhatis doesn't appear to be an rpm package at all, plus I have already tried an rpm db rebuild and 'yum clean all'.

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