“yum update” took much time when processing “running transaction”, so I killed the process. After that I saw the following errors when issuing yum update.
# yum update -y
rpmdb: Thread/process 21307/140433616029440 failed: Thread died in Berkeley DB library
error: db3 error(-30974) from dbenv->failchk: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - (-30974)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
Error: rpmdb open failed
You could solve this by removing __db.* files under /var/lib/rpm directory.
# ls /var/lib/rpm/
Basenames __db.002 Dirnames Installtid Packages Pubkeys Sha1header
Conflictname __db.003 Filedigests Name Providename Requirename Sigmd5
__db.001 __db.004 Group Obsoletename Provideversion Requireversion Triggername
remove __db.* files
# rm /var/lib/rpm/__db.00* -f
get it fixed.
# yum update –y
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