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Re: [SLE] /var/adm/backup/rpmdb - Gone ?
Thanks Lenz
I checked /var/log/rpm
conflictsindex.rpmx 16384xMay 3 14:04xx File: None x
x fileindex.rpm x2625536xMay 3 14:04xx Location: 345h:9FD9h x
x groupindex.rpm x 16384xMay 3 14:04xx Mode: drwxr-xr-x (0755) x
x nameindex.rpm x 16384xMay 3 14:04xx Links: 27 x
x packages.rpm x9373640xMay 3 14:04xx Owner: root/root x
x providesindex.rpm x 49152xMay 3 14:04xx Size: 1024 b (2 blocks) x
x requiredby.rpm x 86016xMay 3 14:04xx Created: May 3 14:04 x
x triggerindex.rpm x 16384xMay 3 14:04

This seems to be normal -

I was woried that , because I deleted old rpm-backups in /var/adm/backup/rpm
that I may have messed up something.
hopefully all is well now.

My - /usr/share/packages
is intact
just that there was no entery in there fot the Gaim that I just installed .

also my /etc/rc.config - says that

seems ok

I upgraded this partition /hdb5 was suse6.4 with my suse 70 pro cd's
I will have to look in to it more because I don't think the backup feature is working .
Mainly because the rpm-backups I deleted were there from 1999 .
None of the new rpm-backups were in there after install of 70.
I have suse7.0 installed on another fresh partition that I made with fdisk /dev/hdb6
and the rpm-backups have already shown up there,/hdb6 and are not showing up here /hdb5,
this is where /hdb5, I am updating kernel ,- test new software, compiles, etc.

I'll stop here for now - but
Thanks again for the good tips .

On Thu, 03 May 2001, Lenz Grimmer wrote:
> 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
> backups.
> > 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
> missing?
> LenZ
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