Why are database errors generated when I run an RPM query command?

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Release Found: Red Hat Enterprise Linux releases 4 and 5

Problem

If multiple RPM query (rpm -q) commands are run in parallel, then the system may report errors.  For example, if you execute commands like the following:

rpm -q kernel & rpm -q kernel-debuginfo & rpm -q glibc & rpm -q man-pages

then erro...

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