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SubjectRe: NPTL v userland v LT (RH9+custom kernel problem)
Peter Svensson <> writes:

>I have had rpm lock up on me a few times. I think it was waiting on a
>sempahore or some other synchronization event. After killing the process
>(after several hours) no rpm transactions could be completed, they all
>hanged at the same point. The only way to get rpm to work again was to
>reboot the system.

rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*

This is a FAQ. And a Bug in RH9.


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