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Description of problem:
After U5 was released, I ran 'up2date -u' on my systems. On two of them, up2date hung when it seemed that it would be just about finished. There was no rpm process running but running 'rpm -qa' revealed that there were duplicate versions (both the old and the new one) available of several packages.
I was able to recover by killing up2date (kill -9 was required) and then manually running 'rpm -U --replacepkgs' on the latest version of the packages that were duplicated.
I have a sysreport from before I did the recovery available if anyone would be interested.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run 'up2date -u' on ~100 machines and hope for the worst )-:
As a RHEL customer could you raise this via support channels:
See the support note https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/index.cgi
You will not see rpm processes when running up2date as it uses the rpm-python
Service request 562302 created
This is an up2date, not an rpm, support problem.
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