[CentOS] Interrupting Yum Update

Lee Perez leecajun at windstream.net
Sat Oct 31 10:26:32 UTC 2009

Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 12:37 AM, Lee Perez <leecajun at windstream.net> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Quick question, I just finished googling and found the thread that is
>> dealing with the rpmdup_remover.sh script, and thanks to everyone that
>> was involved in this.  I followed the following threads:
>> http://www.opensubscriber.com/message/centos@centos.org/11086209.html
>> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&topic_id=17166&forum=37
>> Which lead me to the following link and the script:
>> http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=10139&forum=27&post_id=32527
>> I started an update at about  5pm on the 30th and here it is 2:30 in the
>> morning on the 31st.  I want to kill this update and start over.  I
>> usually get around 155 KB/s now I'm getting 455 B/s.  I do believe it is
>> the mirror that I am connected to.  I just want to make sure that by
>> using the above mentioned script that I am going the right way.
>> Just looking for a little reassurance before I do it.  If I don't I
>> don't think this thing will finish until sometime next week :-)  and
>> that is a bit long.
> If you are still in the middle of downloading, it should be safe
> tostop it.  Try Control-C once and see if you get to a faster mirror.
> Do the second Control-C to stop the transfer entirely.
> The script you referred to will work if a yum session gets interrupted
> and you end up with duplicates.  Otherwise, you can try
> yum-complete-transaction (included in yum-utils) to ... er ...
> complete transactions.
> Akemi / toracat
> _______________________________________________
Hi Akemi,

Thanks.  I just went and checked it expecting it to still be downloading 
and lo and behold, it finished.  The mirror must have just been really 
getting hammered.  Thanks for the info I will keep this bit handy just 
in case!!

Thanks again.

Lee Perez

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