FEDORA-2017-dff1339b77 created by adamwill 4 years ago for Fedora 24
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This update reverts the attempt to fix bug #1394862 / bug #1397087 from libdb-5.3.28-21. Multiple reports indicate the attempted fix can still cause RPM database corruption in some cases, so we are backing out the fix to try and prevent any more people hitting that problem.

If you have already encountered RPM database issues after updating to -21, please run:

rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rpm --rebuilddb

as root. We apologize for the inconvenience.

This update has been submitted for testing by adamwill.

4 years ago

This update has been pushed to testing.

4 years ago
User Icon kparal commented & provided feedback 4 years ago
karma

updated from -14 (or something like that), tested dnf and gnome-software operations, seems to work without issues

User Icon samoht0 commented & provided feedback 4 years ago
karma

Well, was not on (-21), but no problems with (-22) here.

User Icon cserpentis commented & provided feedback 4 years ago
karma

works fine for me in a VM

So, reports indicate that updating from -21 to -22 will almost inevitably cause (recoverable) db corruption. Based on that, we're going to go with unpushing the -22 updates and writing a common bugs entry and maybe a blog post to tell people to rebuild the database for any problems. Sorry about all this to-ing and fro-ing, everyone. If you're on -22, I'd suggest downgrading to -21, but there shouldn't be any awful consequences to staying on -21. For clarity, here's what's actually in every version of the package:

  • -17 and lower: no fix for upgrade issue
  • -18 and -19: original version of the upgrade fix which caused lots of people to see RPM db corruption
  • -20 (Rawhide only): fix reverted, same as -17
  • -21: improved version of the upgrade fix which caused some people to see RPM db corruption
  • -22: fix reverted again, same as -17

We will send out a -23 with the fixes re-applied and another fix for a somewhat related issue included shortly. Updating to that may possibly cause corruption again, we are sorry about this. Recovery will work just the same.

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Type
bugfix
Severity
high
Karma
3
Signed
Content Type
RPM
Test Gating
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Unstable by Karma
-3
Stable by Karma
disabled
Stable by Time
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submitted
4 years ago
in testing
4 years ago

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