[PlanetCCRMA] rpm hang

Joe Hartley jh@brainiac.com
Thu Oct 9 19:16:02 2003

On 09 Oct 2003 18:15:14 -0700
Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano <nando@ccrma.Stanford.EDU> wrote:

> > Anyone ever seen rpm commands just hang? 
> After you kill -9 it
> see if you have files left over like:
>   /var/run/rpm/__*

Thanks for the tip!!!  I have 3 files, __db.00[123] , that show up in
/var/lib/rpm.  When I remove them, I can run *one* rpm command.  The
command seems to end - that is, an "rpm -q -a" gives me the whole list
of installed rpms, drops me back to the shell prompt, but is still in
the process table!  Then there's the kill -9, and I need to rm the
__db files again.

This is one weird machine.....

Many, many thanks for the tips!

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh@brainiac.com
Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa