Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159161
yum hangs on kernel update
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:52:03 EST
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Description of problem:
Attempting to update the kernel, yum hangs after "Running Transaction Test", with no disc activity and no cpu
$ sudo yum -y update kernel
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kernel.i586 0:2.6.11-1.27_FC3 set to be installed
--> Running transaction check
Install: kernel.i586 0:2.6.11-1.27_FC3 - updates-released
Total download size: 18 M
Running Transaction Test
$ sudo yum -y install kernel
with the same result.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.$ sudo yum -y update kernel
Actual Results: yum hangs with no activity
Expected Results: install kernel
does the command 'df' hang?
how many kernels do you have installed?
If you strace the yum command what does it say it is doing?
Hmm. I just tried to run
sudo rpm -ivh /var/cache/yum/updates-released/packages/kernel-2.6.11-1.27_FC3.i586.rpm
and that also hangs with no activity. This is with rpm-4.3.2-21.
I suppose this is an rpm problem then, and not a yum problem.
Answer the other questions I mentioned and we can see what might be causing it.
I think knowing what the strace output is and how many kernels you have
installed would help.
out of curiosity - is this really an i586 machine?
> does the command 'df' hang?
Yes sir'ee Bob! This seems to have something to do with an NFS mounted directory - flaky NFS at that.
I managed to unmount the remote directory and then rpm - and df - ran without problems.
Athlon machine, K7 I suppose - family 6, stepping 2.
this is not a bug, closing.