Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135695
yum bails out without an error message on my low-memory test machine
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:50:23 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm running FC3 test2 on an old laptop with 128MB of RAM; the whole
desktop is painfully slow. I'm trying to do a full yum update, which
takes ages; it appears to be working, but bails out without an error
message when it reached the transaction test.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
"yum update" on a 128MB machine with a large update (about 900
packages to be updated)
Actual Results: (snipped, hundreds of updates await)
[u] xorg-x11-xfs.i386 0:6.8.1-4 - user
[u] yelp.i386 0:2.6.3-1 - user
Is this ok [y/N]: y
gnome-desktop-2.8.0-3.i38 100% |=========================| 699 kB 00:04
Running Transaction Test
(it then bails out and returns me to the shell prompt)
Expected Results: Ideally it should succeed (though I suspect I just
don't have the memory on this machine); if it fails it should at least
say that a failure has occurred, rather than silently dying.
set keepalive=0 in your /etc/yum.conf file either under [main] or in
each repository section.
Then try again.
I think this is the same as another bug.
Any more movement on this?
The other possibility other than keepalive problems is the oom killer
I updated to the latest yum, and then ran yum update...
1031 packages later, it finished successfully. I'm impressed.
Excellent; resolving as fixed in RAWHIDE.
(current yum on the machine is now yum-2.11-2)