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Bug 127218 - yum is *extremely* slow when resolving dependencies
yum is *extremely* slow when resolving dependencies
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-07-04 13:30 EDT by Florian Effenberger
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-30 01:07:18 EST
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Description Florian Effenberger 2004-07-04 13:30:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
yum is *extremely* slow when resolving dependencies. I run on a AMD
K6-500 machine and have the following in my /etc/yum.conf:


name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Unreleased Updates

name=Fedora Core $releasever - Development Tree

When installing a package, e.g. via "yum install openssl-devel", it
takes ages at the "Resolving dependencies" step. The computer doesn't
seem to do much (no high CPU load, no hard disk usage).

My /etc/fedora-release says "Fedora Core release 2 (Tettnang)" and the
kernel version is 2.6.7-1.469.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install openssl-devel (or any other package)

Actual Results:  Takes a long time at "Resolving dependencies" (minutes!)

Expected Results:  Should get *much* faster

Additional info:
Comment 1 Florian Effenberger 2004-07-04 13:39:06 EDT
I have to correct myself:
The CPU load is about 0.99. (no other services are running)
However, there is no remarkable hard disk access as I said.
Comment 2 Florian Effenberger 2004-07-04 13:43:32 EDT
I've measured the time. It takes about 11 (eleven!) minutes to resolve
the dependencies of openssl-devel.

I will do the following:
[install: openssl-devel 0.9.7a-39.i386]
I will install/upgrade these to satisfy the dependencies:
[deps: e2fsprogs-devel 1.35-8.i386]
[deps: zlib-devel]
[deps: krb5-devel 1.3.4-1.i386]
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2004-07-04 14:03:18 EDT
Google a bit, this is known and it is being worked on.

Reporting it for the Nth time just annoys the primary developer.

Comment 4 Florian Effenberger 2004-07-04 15:17:26 EDT
I searched, but I did not find anything. Is there a workaround?
Comment 5 Seth Vidal 2004-07-04 15:19:27 EDT
it improves if you:
use fewer repositories - and especially don't mix and match fc2 stable
and development trees.

if you want to use devel then just use devel, not some of fc2 AND devel.
Comment 6 Florian Effenberger 2004-07-04 15:24:03 EDT
Okay, thanks, I'll try! ;-)
Comment 7 Seth Vidal 2004-09-02 14:24:14 EDT
Once fc3test2 is released. Try yum from there, see if it is better.

All reports and tests have said yes, so far.
Comment 8 Seth Vidal 2004-11-30 01:07:18 EST
reports from yum 2.1.X from fc3 say resolution speed is much much much

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