[CentOS] Yum update corrupted something badly - can only get access through SSH terminal or Webmin

Dan Roberts dan at jlazyh.com
Wed Apr 22 19:18:07 UTC 2009


Hmmm -

# rpm -uv glibc*
-uv: unknown option

Ok - so I go with -Uv instead
# rpm -Uv glibc*
error: File not found by glob: glibc*

But this is strange because I know that glib-2.0 is there - fairly  
easy to confirm - is something missing?
# locate glibc
/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include/glibconfig.h
/usr/lib/valgrind/glibc-2.2.supp
/usr/lib/valgrind/glibc-2.3.supp
/usr/lib/valgrind/glibc-2.4.supp
/usr/sbin/glibc_post_upgrade.i686
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5
/usr/share/doc/glibc-common-2.5
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/BUGS
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/CONFORMANCE
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/COPYING.LIB
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/FAQ
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/INSTALL
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/LICENSES
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/NEWS
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/NOTES
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/PROJECTS
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/README
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/README.hesiod
/usr/share/doc/glibc-2.5/README.libm
/usr/share/doc/glibc-common-2.5/ChangeLog.15.bz2
/usr/share/doc/glibc-common-2.5/ChangeLog.16.bz2
/usr/share/doc/glibc-common-2.5/ChangeLog.bz2
/usr/share/doc/glibc-common-2.5/README.timezone
/usr/share/doc/glibc-common-2.5/README.ufc-crypt
/usr/share/doc/glibc-common-2.5/gai.conf


On Apr 22, 2009, at 12:08 PM, Rob Kampen wrote:

>
>
> Dan Roberts wrote:
>> thanks for the details - As the server lives in a closet without a   
>> monitor on it or even easy access I opted for Webmin so as to have  
>> the  ability to get in and work with it.
>>
>> I will resubscribe and get back into a better habit - I had been   
>> checking every day a year ago, and then life got busy.
>>
>> Things were fine, and I had no trouble the in January when i put a   
>> monitor on it for some other reasons - but after the hang today it  
>> now  is stuck.
>>
>> As my cut and past below indicates, the "yum clean all" results in  
>> a  consistent set of errors - any yum command seems to return the  
>> same  errors.
>>
>> Regardless of how or why they were caused, the issue now is how to   
>> clear them out so that I can actually get yum to work -
>>
>> [root at trailrunner yum]# yum clean all
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "/usr/bin/yum", line 28, in ?
>>     import yummain
>>   File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 29, in ?
>>     import cli
>>   File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 30, in ?
>>     import output
>>   File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 26, in ?
>>     from i18n import _
>> ImportError: No module named i18n
>> [root at trailrunner yum]#
>>
>>
>>
> there was an issue with the update to 5.3 in that the glibc  
> libraries needed to be updated prior to the remainder otherwise rpm  
> had issues - this is probably what yum is choking on
> try
> #>rpm -uv glibc*
> after that try yum clean all and then see what happens
> HTH
>>
>> On Apr 22, 2009, at 11:15 AM, Jim Perrin wrote:
>> <snip>
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