[Yum] Yum service hangs

Michael Stenner mstenner at ece.arizona.edu
Wed Sep 1 21:37:31 UTC 2004

On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 08:48:22PM +0200, Jürgen Möllenhoff wrote:
> 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?
> >
> >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 have this problem often and no I don't use slow repos and I don't use 
> ftp-repos (all http). Yum just sits there and the connection is dead 
> (you can even cut the network), 

Just to be clear, the fact that there is no traffic does not mean
there's a networking problem.  It may be hung elsewhere and not even
trying to send/receive data.

> the only solution is to kill the Yum-process and I agree is not
> rpmdb related (the rpmdb is okay) it's a network problem.

How do you know that?  Please share the results of your investigation.

Here's the thing.  I need to be able to recreate these problems in
order to diagnose them.  I know it's frustrating to have something
nont work correctly, but I've NEVER seen this behavior.  So far,
everybody seems to have a different problem (except maybe for you and
Michael, but Michael's setup is so strange it's hard to say).

  Michael D. Stenner                            mstenner at ece.arizona.edu
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