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Yum ‘rpmdb’ Error

To our surprise a bad yum release hosed several of our systems.  While the errors varied, the common link between them was the frightful message:

rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery

This problem can usually be corrected by running the following commands:

cd /var/lib/rpm

rm -f __db*

rpm –rebuilddb -vv

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