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Bug 85314 - up2date hangs when invoked from firstboot
Summary: up2date hangs when invoked from firstboot
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: up2date
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: Fanny Augustin
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-27 21:53 UTC by Tom Riddle
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-08-20 20:10:46 UTC

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Description Tom Riddle 2003-02-27 21:53:46 UTC
Description of problem:
Performed an install from CD using anaconda.  Selected Custom/Everything,
everything else left as default.  Installed packages ok, rebooted, registered
for rhn from within firstboot, changed up2date config to remove kernel* from and
add kde-i18n-* to skiplist, ran up2date.  It downloaded rpms ok, but hung on
installing first package (WindowMaker). By hung, I mean the window stopped
refreshing.  I telnet'ed in from another machine and discovered a couple of
curious things:

- the size of my RPM database was huge: Packages file was ~40Mb, Basename was
~10Mb, whereas on another identical install these files as ~16Mb and ~2.7Mb
- strace of the up2date process revealed that it was looping in:
select(0,NULL,NULL,NULL,{1,0}) = Timeout
- attempts to use rpm command resulted in the same strace

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