[CentOS] yum hangs, rpm hangs

mark m.roth at 5-cent.us
Tue Oct 27 12:26:48 UTC 2009


ken wrote:
> On 10/27/2009 03:58 AM ken wrote:
>> On 10/26/2009 05:44 AM ken wrote:
>>> Just upgraded CentOS to (uname) "Linux 2.6.18-164.2.1.el5.plus #1 SMP
>>> Fri Oct 9 12:34:43 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux" and since then,
<snip>
>> One other point of weirdness: when I did "rpm -e emacs" (twice), it hung
>> (didn't do anything and didn't give me back the bash prompt until I
>> killed it (-9).  The same thing happens when I use "yum remove emacs".
>>
>> Why should it be impossible to remove a package?
> 
> Hmm. Now I find that *any* rpm or yum command I type in will hang.  This
> is not good.

I've got lights ringing and bells flashing. First question: if you have more 
than one xterm up, can you do other things while yum or rpm are hanging?

If so... I'd run chkrootkit.

	mark


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