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Yum errors on centos

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I have a machine that recently had some file system corruption. fsck was able repair the file system but I am getting the following error when I try to do yum update:

[Errno 21] Is a directory: '/var/lib/yum/yumdb/e/2f883c08e3b596b66fcc19c6b4d73b11c9aaa43e-e2fsprogs-1.41.12-14.el6_4.2-x86_64/checksum_type'

In searching Google, some suggested renaming the yumdb but that just results in a traceback when I run yum.

There are some files in lost+found but I am not sure what the above file should look like and inode numbers are not useful to me.

Anyone have an idea how to fix this without reloading the machine?

posted Jul 1, 2013 by anonymous

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You can delete that file without too much problems, according to http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/YumDB

answer Jul 1, 2013 by anonymous
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you can do without any issue
rm -rf /var/lib/yum/yumdb/*
rm -rf /var/lib/yum/history/*

and after twice "yum history new" there are no longer tracebacks been there, done that on a lot of machines multiple times to get rid of this tons of old metadata with no benefit

answer Jul 1, 2013 by anonymous
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