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bdacheckcluster Raises "error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm" on the BDA (Doc ID 2165063.1)

Last updated on JUNE 16, 2023

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.4.0 and later
Linux x86-64


NOTE: In the examples that follow, user details, cluster names, hostnames, directory paths, filenames, etc. represent a fictitious sample (and are used to provide an illustrative example only). Any similarity to actual persons, or entities, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended in any manner.


bdacheckcluster raises errors like:

bdanode0x: error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
bdanode0x: rpmdb: Thread/process 11451/140663492892576 failed: Thread died in Berkeley DB library
bdanode0x: error: db3 error(-30974) from dbenv->failchk: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
bdanode0x: error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - (-30974)

The complaint can be on any node. 

The directory, /var/lib/rpm, looks as expected



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