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Bug 451173 - yum update hangs every time
Summary: yum update hangs every time
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Seth Vidal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-13 08:01 UTC by Allan Engelhardt
Modified: 2014-01-21 23:03 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 18:33:19 UTC

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2008-06-13 08:01 UTC, Allan Engelhardt
no flags Details

Description Allan Engelhardt 2008-06-13 08:01:37 UTC
Description of problem:

yum update hangs and the only way to end the process is by 
# kill -9 $(cat /var/run/

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
# yum --verbose --noplugins update
Config time: 0.148
Yum Version: 3.2.16
COMMAND: yum --verbose --noplugins update 
Installroot: /
Reading Local RPMDB
rpmdb time: 0.000
Setting up Package Sacks
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
pkgsack time: 0.926
Setting up Update Process

2. Wait to see that nothing more happens.
3. Try SIGINT (^C), SIGQUIT (^\), kill $(cat /var/run/, kill -15 $(cat
/var/run/ and similar before you fall back on kill -9 $(cat

Doing a yum clean all first makes no difference.  Network connectivity and such
are of course fine.
Actual results: Process hangs

Expected results: Process completes.

Additional info:
This is a new problem after I installed this week's updates and rebooted the
system.  The list of updated packages (extract from yum.log) is attached.

THis may be an underlying rpm problem, but yum shouldn't just hang with no output.

Comment 1 Allan Engelhardt 2008-06-13 08:01:37 UTC
Created attachment 309180 [details]
Updated packages

Comment 2 Allan Engelhardt 2008-06-13 21:15:28 UTC
This appears to be a bad interaction with PackageKit.  Booting to runlevel 3 and
removing the gnome-packagekit package appears to fix the problem for me.

(But I still think yum should tell me what the problem is....)

Comment 3 Allan Engelhardt 2008-06-13 21:17:41 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> This appears to be a bad interaction with PackageKit.  Booting to runlevel 3 and
> removing the gnome-packagekit package appears to fix the problem for me.

Said that too quickly.  I am unable to use yum under Gnome / X Windows.  Does
yum use dbus anywhere?

Comment 4 Allan Engelhardt 2008-06-13 22:00:41 UTC
After (further) erasing yum-packagekit (and the dependent package PackageKit) I
am able to use yum again in a gnome-terminal.

Comment 5 Seth Vidal 2008-06-16 18:33:19 UTC
yum doesn't use dbus but packagekit does. If you want to re-enable/install it
and file this bug under packagekit I'm sure they'd appreciate it.

otherwise I'm just going to close it.

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