Knowledgebase: Virtual Private Servers
RPM won't work / dbpath error
Posted by Cody R., Last modified by Cody R. on 06 July 2010 09:19 PM
If you receive error(s) similar to these you will likely need to re-create /dev/urandom as it's a known OpenVZ kernel bug:

[root@vps ~]# yum update
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
error: no dbpath has been set
error: cannot open Packages database in /%{_dbpath}

To fix this error issue the following commands:

rm -f /dev/urandom
mknod -m 644 /dev/urandom c 1 9

You should now be able to run RPM / Yum. If you're still experiencing issues please contact our VPS support department.
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