Ran into this issue today, and a fast fix. [root@xyz ~]# yummut_tas:172, pid: 16043, flag: 19error: db5 error(-30973) from dbenv->failchk: BDB0087 DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recoveryerror: cannot open Packages index using db5 – (-30973)error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpmCRITICAL:yum.main: Error: rpmdb open failed[root@xyz ~]# rpm –rebuilddb [root@xyz~]# rpm –rebuilddb[root@xyz ~]# yumLoaded plugins: search-disabled-reposYou […]

Tracking down RPM install dates/reasons/who

I had to find the date of an RPM install to track the lineage of an RPM. I found two very helpful commands. The “rpm -q basesystem –qf ‘%{installtime:date}\n’”, which I found thanks to StackExchange, was exceptionally helpful for placing the date/time of an installed RPM. The rpm -qi basesystem also provided some excellent additional […]

Experiment #1 – Can it be that easy?

Like so many hobbyists, I have taken my hobby/passion from consumption to production.  I did my research, I found many recipes and a wide range of time needed to create an amazing drink.  I decided to select the simplest. Simple is good.  I picked the following approach – Simple Syrup, Ginger and Canadian Seltzer Water.  […]