On Oracle Big Data Appliance , bdachecksw/bdacheckcluster report 'cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm' (Doc ID 1928158.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2016

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 2.1.2 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

On Oracle Big Data Appliance (BDA) executing bdachecksw or bdacheckcluster commands may report errors like below:

rpmdb: Thread/process 9965/139924615055264 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 

rpmdb errors can be accompanied with prelink errors. These prelink warning messages can be ignored. 

prelink: <package/executable name>: at least one of file's dependencies has changed since prelinking
  

Cause

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