[CentOS] mysqld breaks yum, help?
ra+centos at br-online.de
Mon Oct 6 09:45:59 UTC 2008
Dac Chartrand wrote:
> Greetings. After doing:
> $ yum install mysql-server
> $ /etc/init.d/mysqld start
> Yum is broken. Example:
> $ yum list php
> Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
> Loading "priorities" plugin
> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
> * utterramblings: www.jasonlitka.com
> * base: mirror.nuvio.com
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ?
> File "/usr/lib/python2.4/threading.py", line 416, in start
> _start_new_thread(self.__bootstrap, ())
> thread.error: can't start new thread
Are you running on a VPS? Do you have the yum-fastestmirror plugin
enabled? If so: mysql *and* yum (with fastestmirror) take up quite a few
threads on your system. Many vpses limit the number of threads which can
be run in a vps instance.
Try turning off yum-fastestmirror and look if yum works again.
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