[CentOS] yum upgrade 4.3 -> current ?
William L. Maltby
CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Wed Jun 4 21:43:59 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-06-04 at 16:23 -0500, Chris Boyd wrote:
> Got a box running 4.3 x86 and we're trying up get it updated to 4.6,
> but yum is consuming all available memory (1GB) and swap (2GB), and
> then the oom starts killing processes.
> I've disabled all the optional repositories, done yum clean all, and
> still have the same problem even if I try to just update a specific
> Google got me this link, but no obvious resolution:
> Any pointers appreciated.
Processing a huge number of dependancies (very likely going from
4.3->4.6) will use huge amounts. I would first upgrade yum itself (IIRC,
the sqlite changed).
Then, pay attention to the dependancy processing output and pick a few
packages at a time to upgrade. After a few passes like this, you should
be able to revert to the normal update processing.
Another strategy that might or might not work is to go to runlevel 3
(telinit 3) that eliminates all the graphical stuff and run from a
normal VT. If you don't have swap enabled, make a swap partition or file
of decent size and try that.
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