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Old 22nd October 2009, 12:00 AM
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Update Failure

I have Fedora 11 installed but since the last round of updates I can no longer update or add software I get the following error response
Failed to Initialize;

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py", line 2800, in __init__
self.repos.confirm_func = self._repo_gpg_confirm
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 699, in <lambda>

Can anyone help

thanks Paul
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Old 22nd October 2009, 09:41 PM
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I'd first try opening a terminal, signing in as root (su) and then typing "yum clean all" and see if it clears.
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Old 24th October 2009, 10:53 PM
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Need more help

Took your advice, but doesn't fix the problem, now the system shows the following error
raceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py", line 1893, in _runYumTransaction
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 3823, in processTransaction
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 3937, in _doTransaction
self.runTransaction( cb=cb )
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 1063, in runTransaction
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 1121, in verifyTransaction
if self.rpmdb.contains(po=txmbr.po):
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 412, in contains
return bool(self.searchNevra(name=name, arch=arch, epoch=epoch, ver=ver, rel=rel))
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 396, in searchNevra
return self._search(name, epoch, ver, rel, arch)
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 478, in _search
mi = ts.dbMatch('name', name)
TypeError: rpmdb open failed
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Old 24th October 2009, 11:04 PM
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rm -fv  /var/lib/rpm/__db.00*
rpm --rebuilddb    #Wait to finish
yum clean all 
yum update --enablerepo=u*g
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Old 25th October 2009, 03:28 AM
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Old 25th October 2009, 04:08 AM
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Nokia you beat me to it

isn't this fix a sticky in the HELP section ??
if not it is at leased posted 50 times in the last year
google just gave me 193 hits for " --rebuilddb "
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