[Yum] near death upgrade
skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Sat May 17 03:24:15 UTC 2003
On Fri, 2003-05-16 at 15:25, Brian Lalor wrote:
> Hey all. I just upgraded my laptop from RH7.3 to RH9 the old fashioned
> way (via CD). After upgrading, I installed yum and did an upgrade. I
> soon found myself up the proverbial effluent stream without a method of
> propulsion, or nearly so, anyway. /var filled up as yum downloaded
> packages and I got lots of errors about being unable to write to
> /var/lib/rpm/Packages. When the update finally finished, glibc wasn't in
> the RPM database and some files were missing, which caused things like rpm
> to be unable to run due to bad dependencies. I've also got bits and
> pieces of the newest kernel hanging around, but it also is not in the
> database. I finally got back up and running by copying over the contents
> of the glibc package. I'm now verifying all packages and fixing broken
ok I reread this again.
let's take a step back:
you upgraded to 9 via cd
then you used yum (what version?)
pointed at which repos (post your yum.conf if you could)
to do a yum update.
at this point all you should have been getting was the security-release
how full was your drive?
all of the updates, if you needed every single one are 300M total.
Did you have _that_ little space in /var?
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