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

nathan r. hruby nhruby at uga.edu
Fri Jan 2 15:54:39 UTC 2004


On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, nathan r. hruby wrote:

> 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.
> 

Clearly I'm a dumbass :)  I looked up the post Halloween what's changed in 
2.6 document again (it had been a long while since I read it :) which 
kindly told me the rpm and 2.6 don;t get along and a application of 
LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 would fix things up.

Evidently this is fixed in newer rpm versions which I'm too damn lazy to 
go and get :)

-n
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