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RPM Database Corruption

So I recently came across a situation where rpm would just hang or give out transaction errors. It turns out that the database cache files became corrupt. Here is an example of one of the errors:

warning: waiting for transaction lock on /var/lock/rpm/transaction

# cd /var/lib/rpm

Look for the files that start with double underscores "__". These are the cache files, and you will want to delete all of them.

# rpm __*

# rpm --rebuilddb

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