[CentOS] CentOS 5 hung while "Checking dependencies..."

Scott Ehrlich scott at MIT.EDU
Fri Jun 15 16:05:59 UTC 2007

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007, Rob van der Heij wrote:

> On 6/15/07, Radu-Cristian FOTESCU <beranger5ca at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>> > The install hangs in "Checking dependencies in packages selected for
>> > installation..." with the bar at 3/4 or so. I thought this was because
>> > I took the offer to upgrade my CentOS 4 installation, but it hangs at
>> > the same spot for a new install, even when I do not tamper with the
>> > selected packages.
>> Have you been patient enough? On some low-end CPUs it may take up to 15-20 
>> minutes to solve dependencies!
> Can one ever be patient enough :-)  But I had lunch, walked the dog
> and left it sitting there for several hours. Took a few minutes to get
> to 3/4 or the bar, and then it sat there for hours.
> Rob

Something else I've tried when an OS or hardware misbehaves... remove ALL 
power - AC cord for a desktop, battery and DC adapter for a laptop.  Let 
stand for 30 minutes.   Rinse and repeat as necessary.


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