- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6, 7
We have an unusable
rpmdb and wanted to know what packages were installed. Is there a way to do so?
There are data left after installation using
Those can be parsed to provide at least partial (e.g. in case that
rpm was used directly for package management instead of
yum) or in some cases even complete list of installed packages:
# find /var/lib/yum/yumdb/ -mindepth 2 -maxdepth 2 | sed 's/^[^-]*-\(.*\)-/\1./' | sort > yumdb_packages.txt
Each use of
yum results in the following message:
error: rpmdb: BDB3037 /var/lib/rpm/Packages: file size not a multiple of the pagesize error: cannot open Packages index using db5 - Invalid argument (22) error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
rpmdb_verify gives errors:
# /usr/lib/rpm/rpmdb_verify /var/lib/rpm/Packages rpmdb_verify: BDB3037 /var/lib/rpm/Packages: file size not a multiple of the pagesize rpmdb_verify: BDB0536 Page 383: bad page number 98048 ... rpmdb_verify: BDB0536 Page 35920: bad page number 9195520 rpmdb_verify: /var/lib/rpm/Packages: BDB0090 DB_VERIFY_BAD: Database verification failed BDB5105 Verification of /var/lib/rpm/Packages failed.
And so does
# /usr/lib/rpm/rpmdb_dump /var/lib/rpm/Packages rpmdb_dump: BDB3037 /var/lib/rpm/Packages: file size not a multiple of the pagesize rpmdb_dump: BDB5115 open: /var/lib/rpm/Packages: Invalid argument
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