[root@unixhosts /home/jemurray]# yum update
rpmdb: Thread/process 24996/140588668987136 failed: Thread died in Berkeley DB library
error: db3 error(-30974) from dbenv->failchk: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - (-30974)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
Error: rpmdb open failed
I have been running Debian and Redhat servers for a very long time. I have also used auto security updates for a long time.
Debian has never failed me. Redhat fails more times than I want to count. For services as critical as automatic updates this can't fail.
There are times I must use Redhat servers for a handful of
rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
yum clean all