RPM/yum Database Corruption

Jumped onto my server and noticed a few out of date packages. A quick % sudo yum update reported the following:

error: rpmdb: BDB0113 Thread/process 12323/139745043400512 failed: BDB1507 Thread died in Berkeley DB library
error: db5 error(-30973) from dbenv->failchk: BDB0087 DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: cannot open Packages index using db5 - (-30973)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm

Fortunately, the fix was easy:
% sudo rpm --rebuilddb

Once complete, yum update worked like new.

Fedora 11 Beta: First Reactions

It seems like just yesterday that I got home from Iraq and refreshed my laptop (Dell Latitude D610).  I ran Fedora 8 the entire time I was in Habbaniyah.  After getting home, I was excited to get a chance to skip 9 and go right to Fedora 10.  I didn’t use it long before I got a new laptop (Dell Latitude D630).  Linux never made it on the new laptop.  After I read a review of Fedora 11 Beta, I figured it was worth a shot.  I downloaded Gparted LiveCD, opened up 20GB of space and popped in the DVD.  I split this posting into three sections: the good, the mediocre and the ugly. Read More