[Yum] Strange hang...

seth vidal skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Wed Nov 1 13:10:52 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 07:15 -0500, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> For some reason, when I try to run yum this morning it hangs:

> (ad nauseam, forever).  It just sleeps.  This is right after yum clean
> all, and yumex hangs the same way.  The only way out is kill -9, as it
> is too hung for Ctrl-C to work.
> It worked fine last night up to maybe 10 pm, so I'm guessing that this
> is something in last night's FC5 update OR something odd in my
> particular installation.  However, this is a recently re-installed
> system and hasn't been gooped up much.  In fact, I need yum to goop it.
> In a bit I'll try to run it with maximum debugging and report.  I'll
> also give it a half hour or so to complete.

What ver of yum is this?

chances are your rpmdb is frozen in a futex-wait. 

you can try:
 rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
 rpm --rebuilddb

see if it fixes it.


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