How can I recover from an unrepairable rpm database by using the rpm database from another machine in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5?

Updated 2009-02-06T20:37:57+00:00

Release Found: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5


If the rpm database is corrupted beyond repair it may be simpler, depending on setup, to reinstall. Copying the rpm database from another machine is possible, although generally not advised. Since machines are rarely 100% identical, copying the database from another machine will result in differences that will need to be resolved.

The following solution assumes that attempts to rebuild and verify the database as described in the K...

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