When attempting to execute an RPM command
one morning, I received an error message that the RPM database was in use.
Looking through running processes indicated that the /etc/cron.daily/rpm
job failed to complete. Manually running the /etc/cron.daily/rpm job produced
the following error:
To fix this error, remove the transient "__db*" files
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
Note: You may have to issue the "rpm --rebuilddb" command to rebuild the database from the installed package headers, although this was not needed to fix my problem.
More information at Google Groups.
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