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Bug 152939 - rpmdb: unable to initialize mutex: Function not implemented
Summary: rpmdb: unable to initialize mutex: Function not implemented
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-03-31 02:42 UTC by Ricky Ng-Adam
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-28 01:17:25 UTC

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Description Ricky Ng-Adam 2005-03-31 02:42:15 UTC
Description of problem:

Worrisome warning console 1 (ALT-F1):

rpmdb: unable to initialize mutex: Function not implemented
rpmdb: /var/lib/rpm__db.001: unable to initialize environment lock: Function not

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. pxe boot
2. kickstart install
3. ALT-F1 to look at consoles during packages install
Actual results:

warning on console 1 about rpmdb

Expected results:

no warnings

Additional info:

Comment 1 Peter Jones 2005-03-31 19:06:13 UTC
This is actually what glibc prints when you try to use futex locks without
tls/nptl libc, iirc.

I _think_ this is something rpmlib should be checking for and not using, but it
may be that glibc provides no way to do that.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2005-03-31 19:17:57 UTC
Checking is the easy part, been in rpm since RHL 9.

What to do after that is what is hard ...

Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2005-04-04 09:38:11 UTC
Original poster - can you expand the stage2 image and see if /lib/tls exists and
if so what is in there.

Comment 5 Ricky Ng-Adam 2005-04-08 03:06:25 UTC
if I do a find / -name "*tls*" during install I get:


But thats pretty much it.  No /lib/*tls*...

Comment 6 bcling 2005-04-19 07:26:23 UTC
Install on FC4test2 with NFS install (ISO mounted loopback on second machine,
booted install machine, a Dell 600m, with FC4test2 boot.iso).  At some point
after the mid-point (walked away) but before installing grub, the installer
crashed to yield this similar message...


/usr/lib/anaconda/ GtkWarning: Unable to locate theme engine in
module_path: "clearlooks",
  p = gtk.Image()
rpmdb: unable to initialize mutex: Function not implemented
rpmdb: /var/lib/rpm/__db.001: module to initialize environment lock: function
not implemented
install exited abnormally

<you know the rest of the story>

Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2005-04-28 01:17:25 UTC
Done now I think

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