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Bug 159699 - yum upgrade interrupted by rpm -e
Summary: yum upgrade interrupted by rpm -e
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2005-06-07 07:42 UTC by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-21 19:27:34 UTC

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Description Jens Petersen 2005-06-07 07:42:24 UTC
Description of problem:
When upgrading from FC3 to FC4 with yum, I "accidently" tried
to remove an unneeded package at the same time with "rpm -e".
This resulted in yum's updating of packages to terminate leaving
the rpmdb in an very consistent state.  I guess sets up the
rpm db transaction first before upgrading the packages.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC3
2. install fedora-release of fc4
3. yum upgrade
4. while that is updating packages run "rpm -e".
Actual results:
Yum aborted updating, leaving rpmdb with fc4 pkg data
but only about half the packages actually upgraded. :-(

Expected results:
rpm -e to wait for lock on rpmdb to be freed.

Additional info:
Cleaning up after this is not fun... ;-)
(Yes, I know, I will use anaconda next, honest!)

Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2005-06-16 05:04:04 UTC
Sorry I haven't commented on this - but I don't think this is a yum bug.

it seems more like an rpm bug.

on the yum side I've done some thinking about how to fix the problem of being
halfway done with a transaction and how to complete it but it's not going to
happen tomorrow.

I guess I'll refile this under rpm.

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2005-07-13 08:54:23 UTC
Yum aborted and left a partially installed transaction, and it's yum, not rpm, where the fix needs to 

I guess I'll send the problem back to yum where the fix is needed.

Comment 3 Paul Nasrat 2005-07-29 19:03:19 UTC
Shouldn't there have been a transaction lock and the rpm -e wait for lock
(waiting for transaction lock)

Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2005-07-31 06:43:15 UTC
I wish...

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2005-09-21 19:27:34 UTC
Doing something like this isn't really supported due to problems like this which
can occur

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