Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ERROR: database disk image is malformed in Fedora 17

Got a spanking brand new Fedora 17 install, it looks a lot different from Fedora 16 on the surface which is a welcome change, quite refreshing actually. Tried to do a software update but instead got the following error message:
ERROR: database disk image is malformed
 Seems like my rpm database got corrupted for some reason but this is a new install on VirtualBox. Anyway, got it fixed by doing the following:

$ sudo yum clean dbcache 



Anonymous said...

Thankyou very much for this post; I just had the same problem (XFCE spin, by the way), and yours was the first search result to provide the solution.

Techno Scavenger said...

I am glad to be of help, have fun.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much again. i'm running F14 still, havnt upgraded yet. had the same disk image malformed error, this fixed it straight away.

ned berry said...