[CentOS] when to reboot after updates

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 18:10:24 UTC 2009

Scott Silva wrote:
>> And in one case, I got kicked off of my ssh connection in mid-update. 
>> I'm still not sure what happened there but I had to install yum-utils 
>> and run yum-recover-transaction to continue.
> I always run my updates through screen. That way disconnects aren't a problem.
> During major updates I also usually run yum with the --downloadonly option so
> I can have most of the files local when I am ready.

I had done the --downloadonly - and the disconnect wasn't network 
related as other connections to the same site stayed up.  It seemed like 
something in the cleanup pass killed sshd - and the running yum, leaving 
a mess.  The transaction recovery list was mostly erasing the old 
packages.   But, this only happened on one machine out of many upgraded 
in exactly the same way so I don't really understand it.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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