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Re: [SLE] /var/adm/backup/rpmdb - Gone ?
  • From: Lenz Grimmer <grimmer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 22:32:16 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0105032228130.18673-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 3 May 2001, basslake wrote:

> I ran
> rpm --rebuilddb
> and I says nothing .

Which is not bad at all. Your RPM database seems to be intact - have a
look at /var/lib/rpm - this is where the main RPM databases are located.

> but there is still nothing in /var/adm/backup/rpmdb
> maybe some will show up eventually.

The creation of RPM database backups is defined by two variables in
/etc/rc.config: "RPMDB_BACKUP_DIR" (which defaults to
/var/adm/backup/rpmdb) and "MAX_RPMDB_BACKUPS" (which defaults to 5). Do
these variables exist and do they have a valid value? The daily cron job
/etc/cron.daily/aaa_base_backup_rpmdb uses these values to create the

> I installed Gaim rpm yesterday , and there was no package info left in
> /usr/share/doc/packages ,
> so I thought that rpmdb had problems.

Huh, /usr/share/doc/packages was completely empty? Or was the gaim info

Lenz Grimmer SuSE GmbH
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