[CentOS] Yum update corrupted something badly - can only get access through SSH terminal or Webmin

Dan Roberts dan at jlazyh.com
Wed Apr 22 19:18:07 UTC 2009

Hmmm -

# rpm -uv glibc*
-uv: unknown option

Ok - so I go with -Uv instead
# rpm -Uv glibc*
error: File not found by glob: glibc*

But this is strange because I know that glib-2.0 is there - fairly  
easy to confirm - is something missing?
# locate glibc

On Apr 22, 2009, at 12:08 PM, Rob Kampen wrote:

> Dan Roberts wrote:
>> thanks for the details - As the server lives in a closet without a   
>> monitor on it or even easy access I opted for Webmin so as to have  
>> the  ability to get in and work with it.
>> I will resubscribe and get back into a better habit - I had been   
>> checking every day a year ago, and then life got busy.
>> Things were fine, and I had no trouble the in January when i put a   
>> monitor on it for some other reasons - but after the hang today it  
>> now  is stuck.
>> As my cut and past below indicates, the "yum clean all" results in  
>> a  consistent set of errors - any yum command seems to return the  
>> same  errors.
>> Regardless of how or why they were caused, the issue now is how to   
>> clear them out so that I can actually get yum to work -
>> [root at trailrunner yum]# yum clean all
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "/usr/bin/yum", line 28, in ?
>>     import yummain
>>   File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 29, in ?
>>     import cli
>>   File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 30, in ?
>>     import output
>>   File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 26, in ?
>>     from i18n import _
>> ImportError: No module named i18n
>> [root at trailrunner yum]#
> there was an issue with the update to 5.3 in that the glibc  
> libraries needed to be updated prior to the remainder otherwise rpm  
> had issues - this is probably what yum is choking on
> try
> #>rpm -uv glibc*
> after that try yum clean all and then see what happens
>> On Apr 22, 2009, at 11:15 AM, Jim Perrin wrote:
>> <snip>
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