gdbm fatal: read error --- what to do? [Solved]

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gdbm fatal: read error --- what to do? [Solved]

Postby larry77 » 2017-08-05 16:43

Dear All,
I run debian stable on my box.
Today, when installing chromium and scid, I got twice an error message linked to gdbm. It seems this happens now whatever I install from scratch.

See for instance here

Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.6.1-2) ...
gdbm fatal: read error
Setting up scid-data (1:4.6.4+dfsg1-2) ...
Setting up libsnack-alsa (2.2.10.20090623-dfsg-6) ...
Setting up tcl-snack (2.2.10.20090623-dfsg-6) ...


If I understood correctly, it is a problem related to the man pages only, but it is annoying. Any idea about how to deal with it?
Cheers
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Re: gdbm fatal: read error --- what to do?

Postby kedaha » 2017-08-05 18:28

Hi there.
larry77 wrote:f I understood correctly, it is a problem related to the man pages only, but it is annoying. Any idea about how to deal with it?

I'd try the fix posted at bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=646815#p646815.
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Re: gdbm fatal: read error --- what to do?

Postby larry77 » 2017-08-05 19:05

Thanks!
In any case, for me the solution

sudo mandb -c

mentioned here

http://bit.ly/2hy9R1Z

appeared to have solved the problem.
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