[CentOS] CentOS 4.1 yum update just hangs

Mon Aug 22 13:44:00 UTC 2005
Dave Gutteridge <dave at tokyocomedy.com>

>I've had this exact same problem, and I uninstalled yum reinstalled it
>and it work for a day and then back to the same.  I've also had it
>working temporarily by doing a yum clean-all then yum makecache.  But
>next day it went back to doing the same old hang up.  I'm not sure if
>this is a yum problem or a centos problem.

I was having this exact issue recently. Or at least, Yum was hanging at 
the same stage as what you describe.

It was recommended to me on this list to do the following:

cd /var/lib/rpm
rm __db.00*
rpm --rebuilddb

This seems to have cleared up the problem for me. It might work for you.

I'm a newbie though, so maybe I'm missing the mark on what your problem 
is. I hope it helps, though.