Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131388
updating hal system locks up
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:41:25 EST
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Description of problem:
When I run an update and there is a new package of hal it installs all
the packages and when it is working on the finishing up it freezes my
workstation. I have to manually reboot. Now when I do a 'rpm -qa |
sort' I see some of the packages it was updating with hal duplicated.
right now I see:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum update
2. when there is a hal package
3. hard reboot
Actual Results: system locks up.
Expected Results: packages updated and old packages removed.
I don't think it has to do with yum.
Try downloading and installing the hal package with -Uvv.
I suspect that you will find that the hang
is occuring when the haldaemon process is restarted
during package install. If so, that is a hal, not rpm/yum,
Is your machine hanging when haldaemon is restarted?
I will try this. It may take a little bit after the last update.
But from what I saw with YUM it died when it was running the post
script. Once my system is back online I will test this.
The daemon restart is what is done in %post. Reassigning to hal ...
Did you have hal-0.2.97.cvs20040819 installed before the upgrade?
If yes, you need to manually kill the haldaemon before upgrading.
'pkill hald' as root will achieve this. For more information see
as this is a known issue with that version.
Btw, one way to resolve this may be to kill the hal daemon, erase all
duplicates of the hal package (so you only have one left) and manually
upgrade to the latest version of hal which 0.2.97.cvs20040901-1.
Since we haven't heard anything back for more than a week and I'm sure
that the issues were caused by the bug mentioned that is already fixed
I'm closing this bug.