[CentOS] Re: upgrade to 4.4 hangs

Zube Zube at CS.ColoState.EDU
Fri Sep 1 20:19:45 UTC 2006


On Thu Aug 31 12:32:35 PM, Zube wrote:

> Two identical machines, both running CentOS 4.3 plus all the errata.
> 
> First one:
> 
> yum update
> 
> went for a while and hung.  At the bottom of the yum.log file was this:
> 
> Aug 31 06:58:01 Updated: control-center.i386 1:2.8.0-12.rhel4.5
> Aug 31 06:58:09 Updated: iiimf-le-unit.i386 1:12.1-13.EL.5
> Aug
> 
> The python process was in the process list, but it was consuming no
> CPU time.  I let it go for a couple of hours, then killed it and played
> with the duplicate removal script posted previously.
> 
> Second one:
> 
> I tried a combination of suggestions previously posted:
> 
> yum clean all
> yum update yum sqlite python-sqlite python-urlgrabber python-elementtree
> yum clean all
> yum upgrade
> 
> This also ran for a while and then hung in a similar fashion.  The tail
> of the yum.log is:
> 
> Aug 31 11:29:08 Updated: at.i386 3.1.8-80_EL4
> Aug 31 11:29:09 Updated: samba-client.i386 3.0.10-1.4E.9
> Aug 31 11:29:21 Updated: anaconda.i386 10.1.1.46-1.cento

Following up to my own message, upgrades to 4.4 have been much smoother
with:

yum update yum sqlite python-sqlite ; yum update

I've yet to experience a hang using this.  Many thanks to Karanbir Singh
for the suggestion.

Cheers,
Zube



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