[Yum] Yum service hangs

Michael Jennings mej at caosity.org
Wed Sep 1 16:27:50 UTC 2004

On Wednesday, 01 September 2004, at 09:16:51 (-0700),
Michael Stenner wrote:

> I would suspect network rather than than rpmdb.  I don't thing rpm
> uses any sub-processes that it could conceivably be connecting TO,
> though?  Seth?  Are you using ftp or http?

There's only one repository listed in the chroot's yum.conf.  It is, so it shouldn't have any network problems at
all.  And it only seems to happen when yum is called to install a
package that doesn't exist, like so:

chroot /path/to/jail /usr/bin/yum -ty install autoconf expect

(There is no "expect" package in the repository.)

> If multiple people are having the same problem, I'd love to find out
> more.  However, I'll need to be able to recreate it locally.

I'd be happy to do any tracing I can to help.  I looked for a python
option to trace a script, but I was unable to find one.

If I were to provide an account on the system having the issue, would
that suffice?


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