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SubjectRe: odd db4 error with 2.5.69-mm4 [was Re: Huraaa for 2.5]
> As root, I basically can't use rpm at all. I think it's select() related
> as strace shows it timing out. The odd thing is that it works great as a
> non-privileged user.
> 2.5.69-mm4, otherwise mostly stock rh90 setup.
> [root@www root]# rpm -qi iptables
> rpmdb: unable to join the environment
> error: db4 error(11) from dbenv->open: Resource temporarily unavailable
> error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Resource temporarily
> unavailable (11)
> error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
> package iptables is not installed
> [root@www root]#

This is a long known problem, you can work around it with
LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.19 or get the 4.2-1 rpms from

Basically follow the steps in Redhat Bugzilla and you
should be all set.


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