Yum uses an internal database to keep track of the packages that are installed. On rare occasions, this database can get corrupted – usually when a
yum update crashes halfway through. There’s a way to rebuild the database, of course.
First, remove the “old” database files. This moves them to
/tmp, so you can always recover them again later.
$ mv /var/lib/rpm/__* /tmp/
Then rebuild the database.
$ rpm --rebuilddb $ rpmdb_verify Packages
That should fix the yum database.