[CentOS] Yet another yum/rpm update problem

Alfred von Campe alfred at 110.net
Mon Oct 2 21:14:55 UTC 2006

I am in the process of updating a dozen or so workstations from  
CentOS 4.3 to CentOS 4.4.  I set up a local YUM repository, and have  
been able to successfully update all systems except for one.  Both  
yum and rpm either hang or core dump on this system.  I've done a  
"yum clean all" and an "rpm --rebuilddb" (after deleting the __db  
files).  I was able to successfully update yum itself, but now even a  
"yum --version" or "rpm -q yum" hang and can only be killed with a  
"kill -9 <pid>".

Any suggestions on how to proceed?  I had no problems on any of the  
other systems, and they were all configured the same way.  I wonder  
if I may have screwed up when trying to clean up the RPM database (I  
was following instructions posted a few months ago to this mailing  


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