[CentOS] Eeek, my centos6 box won't boot after broken update, need help w/ yum

Wed Feb 8 17:51:33 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 4:32 AM, wwp <subscript at free.fr> wrote:

> I think I've shutdown my box right in the middle of a yum update.. The
> latest kernel installed won't simple boot, and the old one can, but
> only in init 3 mode (tty).
> From a console, I wanted to complete the yum update and it suggested me
> to do a `yum-complete-transaction`.
> yum-complete-transaction tells me that 447 elements are left to run in 1
> transaction, runs and show lots of "Removing <packagename> - ud from
> the transaction" then processes lots of stuff, and ends with listing
> lots of duplicate packages (mostly Xorg stuff) and.. and that's all.
> Same stuff if I start that command again.
> A `yum cleanup` doesn't change it.
> Any hint how I could get of that deadly loop?
Are you actually answering yes and letting it continue or stopping when you
see the list of things it needs to do?

   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com