[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

Maciej Żenczykowski maze at cela.pl
Wed Sep 7 10:07:31 UTC 2005

I'd suggest running memtest86 and mprime on the system for a few dozen 
hours, maybe it's CPU/RAM issues?


On Tue, 6 Sep 2005, Greg Knaddison wrote:

> On 9/6/05, Dave Gutteridge <dave at tokyocomedy.com> wrote:
>> I'd like to comment on this list to say that despite earlier reports
>> saying that I had fixed my YUM problems, it still freezes my computer
>> every now and again. I've been told this might be because I have too
>> little free space on my hard drive, so I cleared over 9 gigs, and it
>> still freezes sometimes.
> Dave,
> Whomever told you that it might be an overfilled hard drive either has
> a bad mental map of how computers work or thought that your problem
> was caused by a unlikely corner case.  Run from his advice.
>> I was told my RPM database was screwed, so I
>> rebuilt the database and it still freezes.
> Perhaps, but that typically gives more specific errors that you can
> search on and find that an rpm remove/rebuild/repeat will solve your
> problem and not just the evil no error that you seem to be
> experiencing.
>> I'm not sure what the problem is now, but I do know that on the one hand
>> YUM seems like a great idea, and when it does work, I think it's really
>> cool. But something is not right with it, and I don't even have error
>> messages which let me know what went wrong, so I can't say that I would
>> recommend YUM.
> This is really a pretty harsh criticism without much indication of
> what your exact hardware/software specs are and what your problem is.
> Can you please post RAM/CPU, specific version of operating system, and
> the result of "yum list updates" if it does complete?
> I feel certain that given those bits of information we will be far
> down the path of fixing whatever your problem is or at least being
> able to point at antiquated/failing hardware as the problem.  And note
> my message that yum can work fine with a Pentium133/64MBRAM system, so
> "antiquated" really needs to be old for it to not work with yum.
> Regards,
> Greg
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