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Fix corrupted RPM database on CentOS 5 / Redhat enterprise Linux 5 / Fedora 7

If rpm / yum command hangs during operations or you see error messages - it means your rpm database corrupted. /var/lib/rpm/ stores rpm database just delete the same and rebuild rpm database:

Command to rebuild rpm database

rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
rpm --rebuilddb

Read rpm / yum man pages for more information