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Bug 135695 - yum bails out without an error message on my low-memory test machine
yum bails out without an error message on my low-memory test machine
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-10-14 11:00 EDT by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:50 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-01 18:10:37 EST
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Description Dave Malcolm 2004-10-14 11:00:22 EDT
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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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2004-10-14 11:04:11 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Seth Vidal 2004-11-01 14:32:29 EST
Any more movement on this?

The other possibility other than keepalive problems is the oom killer
got it.

Comment 3 Dave Malcolm 2004-11-01 18:10:37 EST
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)

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