[Yum-devel] some outstanding bugs to think about for devel

Leslie Satenstein lsatenstein at yahoo.com
Thu May 11 00:22:14 UTC 2006

Hi Tim Lauridsen

I am a relative beginner with linux and am using Fedora Core5. One fine
evening, while running yumex, a nice fine list of updates to yum were
Once installed, 

yum, kyum, and yumex all die because of the versionlock. plug in 

Versionlock fails because it cannot find versionlock.list.  No empty
list was ever distributed, and no information was provided as to how to
remove versionlock plugin.

Here is my listing

Loading "downloadonly" plugin
Loading "changelog" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
legacy-updates            100% |=========================|  951 B
core                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB
updates                   100% |=========================|  951 B
freshrpms                 100% |=========================|  951 B
macromedia                100% |=========================|  951 B
extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Reading version lock configuration

Unable to read version lock configuration: [Errno 5] OSError: [Errno 2]
No such file or directory: '/etc/yum/pluginconf.d/versionlock.list'

Please tell me the format of the file that should be there. If it is
empty, should I just touch one ?


Although it is probably not your responsibility, but if you know who
should know, I would like to have this thought forwarded.

"When yum dies, all updates to the system stop. The system is frozen in
time"  As we need an emergency start recovery CD, we absolutely need a
recovery facility for rpm / yum. To my mind, we require a yumtest and a
yum, a yumextest, and yumex.  When we, have our safe experience with the
test version, we could then promote it to the "production version". 

Hope I am not writing to the wind.

Regards from Montreal

Leslie Satenstein
40 years in IT. 
Still designing and system engineering. 
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