When attempting to rebuild an rpm database, getting 'failed to remove directory /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.11111' errors

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  • While rebuilding an rpm database the following error is seen:
error: replace files in /var/lib/rpm with files from /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.11111 to recovererror: failed to remove directory /var/lib/rpmrebuilddb.23031: Directory not empty


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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