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

Dan Roberts dan at jlazyh.com
Wed Apr 22 19:46:45 UTC 2009

Thanks -

I will start reading again and striving to improve things.  I have  
previously taken steps to secure the server, and was under the  
impression that it was so.

that aside - I can't run the command you suggest because any yum  
operation results in the same error message.

# yum clean all && yum update glibc\* && yum update
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

On Apr 22, 2009, at 12:41 PM, Lanny Marcus wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Dan Roberts <dan at jlazyh.com> 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.
> There are other ways you can get into a headless server or a server
> that is remote to your location. SSH for example.
>> I will resubscribe and get back into a better habit - I had been
>> checking every day a year ago, and then life got busy.
> If you subscribe to this mailing list and read the messages, you will
> learn a lot. I have.
> As someone pointed out, there was an issue with glibc. From the CentOS
> 5.3 Release Notes:
> <http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.3>
> 4. Known Issues
>    * When updating from 5.2 to 5.3 you can run into a problem with
> rpm: "rpmdb: unable to lock mutex: Invalid argument". To avoid this
> please update glibc before updating the rest of the installation:
>      yum clean all && yum update glibc\* && yum update
> After you solve the issue(s) you have with the server at this moment,
> I suggest that you do some reading on the CentOS Wiki, about how to
> begin securing your server.
> <http://wiki.centos.org/>
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