[CentOS] YUM update from RHEL3 to CentOS3 stalls

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Mon Mar 13 17:57:32 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 09:43 -0800, iank at mac.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just ran into a problem. I was following the nifty procedure to 
> upgrade a WhiteHat/RHEL3.x box to CentOS 3.6 and the update hung. It 
> was in the process of updating
> MySQL server, and a post install scriptlet apparently failed. So I 
> killed the process
> with a CTRL-C. However, upon trying to restart YUM, it says there is 
> nothing left to,
> saying:
> Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
> Server: CentOS-3 - Addons
> Server: CentOS-3 - Base
> Server: CentOS-3 - Extras
> Server: CentOS-3 - Updates
> Finding updated packages
> Downloading needed headers
> No Packages Available for Update
> No actions to take
> However, the MySQL server package was 121/172, so there should be 51 
> packages
> left. Unless the output to the screen was killed off, but the process 
> continued?
> I have yet to reboot for fear something is in a very unstable state.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Ian

yum clean

and then

yum upgrade
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