Fixing error: rpmdb: damaged header instance on CentOS
While trying to install a new package using yum I received the following error
error: rpmdb: damaged header #929 retrieved -- skipping.
To fix this, I went to the
/var/lib/rpm directory and removed all the lock files (there were 4)
$ sudo rm __db*
I then rebuilt the database
$ rpm --rebuilddb
I then ran the following command
$ sudo yum clean all
After restarting the machine I was able to install the package without trouble.