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Fedora 20 VLC Media Player Installation Error

asked 2014-06-23 22:24:00 -0500

Jason Gervasio gravatar image

updated 2014-06-26 23:37:15 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hello all, I have Fedora 20 with Gnome desktop, and when attempting to isntall VLC media player the following error occurs about halfway or more through installation:

error: rpmdb: BDB0134 read: 0xb56960c0, 4096: Input/output error
error: db5 error(5) from dbcursor->c_get: Input/output error
Error: Rpmdb checksum is invalid: pkg checksums: libXres-0:1.0.7-2.fc20.i686

Can someone please explain what this means? Perhaps something to do with RPM Fusion. I've already installed and enabled RPM and enabled it once before to install Steam. Do I have to enable RPM for each use? Or is the error completely unrelated to RPM?

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I'm not sure what that error message means, but I can tell you that you should leave rpmfusion enabled, so that you can get updates to the packages it provides.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-06-23 22:36:41 -0500 )edit

Can you please edit the question and add exactly what commands you're running? Thanks.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-06-26 23:38:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-06-23 23:15:16 -0500

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updated 2014-06-24 03:40:09 -0500

The input/output errors, usually indicate a hardware failure, but not for sure.

I would suggest, to enable RPM Fusion repository permanently. Change the enabled=0 to enabled=1. Edit the appropriate file

sudo gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/<repositoryname.repo>

Then try to clean the database and rebuild it

sudo rm -rf /var/lib/rpm/__db*
sudo rpm --rebuilddb
sudo yum check-update

If this fails again, with the same error, check the hard drive for errors with S.M.A.R.T tool.

Click on Activities and write: Disks and hit Enter. When the application open, click on "More Actions" (a gear like button) and click "Smart data and self tests".

Look there for any red lines or warnings.

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answered 2014-06-24 00:01:57 -0500

Floyd gravatar image

This can be a yum database corruption, and you may need to rebuild yum database by doing the following commands:

cd /var/lib
rm __db*
rpm --rebuilddb
rpmdb_verify Packages
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