This is an instance launched using Amazon AMI.
when I run yum with anything (search,install, etc), this is what I am getting:
yum search yum error: bad option 'archcolor' at (null):93 Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities, update-motd Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * amzn-main: packages.us-east-1.amazonaws.com error: dbiOpen: dbapi 1 not available error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module> yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 355, in user_main errcode = main(args) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 174, in main result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands() File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 569, in doCommands return self.yum_cli_commands[self.basecmd].doCommand(self, self.basecmd, self.extcmds) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yumcommands.py", line 1682, in doCommand return base.search(extcmds) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 1436, in search for (po, keys, matched_value) in matching: File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 3139, in searchGenerator lowered=True) File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 1274, in searchPrimaryFieldsMultipleStrings for hdr, idx in self._get_packages(): File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/rpmsack.py", line 1301, in _get_packages mi = ts.dbMatch(*args, **kwds) File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/rpmUtils/transaction.py", line 58, in dbMatch mi = self.ts.dbMatch(*args, **kwds) _rpm.error: rpmdb open failed
Tried google but found nothing that could help. Tried getting the rpm package for all yum from another similar machine and force installing those packages. that also didn't help. I also tried removing the rpm db files and rebuilding the rpm database which didn't help either.
~# cat /etc/issue Amazon Linux AMI release 2011.09 Kernel \r on an \m ~# uname -a Linux ip-10-0-2-98 22.214.171.124-97.44.amzn1.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Oct 24 16:03:08 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Has anyone faced this before? Is there anything I can do to fix this problem? Thanks in advance.