[Yum] Yum (or rpm) no workie with kernel-2.6?

nathan r. hruby nhruby at uga.edu
Mon Dec 1 18:47:50 UTC 2003

On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Geoffrey D. Bennett wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 29, 2003 at 11:27:14AM -0500, nathan r. hruby wrote:
> [...]
> > So the other day I got crafty and decided to try out Arjan van de Ven's
> > 2.6 test-kernels on a fully patched Red Hat 9 box (Hey, they're yum-ified,
> > I couldn't resist!).  These kernel's and changelog can be found at:  
> > http://people.redhat.com/arjanv/2.5/
> > 
> > It appears that these kernels perhaps break either yum, db3/4, rpm, or some
> > combination thereof - I'm not really sure which.  Here's the error I get
> > (adding -d 10 to the yum command doesn't reveal anything else):
> I'm going to have a stab in the dark and guess that your problem is
> due to the kernel not having NPTL support; here's someone else with a
> similar issue:
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=86381
> If you rebuild db4 without --enable-posixmutexes then things may go
> better for you.

Hmm.. I though NTPL was in kernel-2.6 by default?  At any rate I can't 
imagine a Red Hat kernel nowadays without it :)

At any rate, I don't think this is the issue, as "non-privileged commands" 
(eg, the ones that don't make changes, like rpm -qa, yum list and yum 
info) work as expected when not root, whereas these same commands don't 
work when one is root.

I'll poke about some more..


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