/etc/cron.daily/rpm errors

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 from /var/lib/rpm:
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.

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Last modified: 12/10/2002