[CentOS] Why is yum not liked by some?

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Sep 7 17:41:08 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-08 at 02:36 +0900, Dave Gutteridge wrote:
> >but as far as I can see you don't have a specific
> >problem per se, just that yum is slow which has been addressed
> >
> Um... I guess I didn't convey the problem. Yum isn't just slow, it 
> freezes my machine. It halts the system to the point where the mouse and 
> keyboard are unresponsive, and the only way I can regain control of my 
> system is to do a hard reset. Yum is the only program on my system which 
> causes this to happen.
> If I run Yum immediately after a reboot, it's usually safe. This is how 
> I've managed to keep up to date.
> But, if I have been using my computer for a while, and then I run Yum, 
> it is just as likely as not to freeze my computer. Or, if I run Yum more 
> than once, it may freeze my computer on the second, or third time.
> If Yum was just slow, I wouldn't mind so much. But having to hard reset 
> is a pretty big issue.
perhaps there is a problem with your /var partition...

try running 'shutdown now -Fr' # reboot and run fsck on /var

you could try 'yum clean all' to clear out all the downloaded rpms,
headers & cache after that.


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