Description of problem:
Been experimenting with FC6t1, and finally found a subset of updates
it didn't complain about dependency errors on, but once it started the
update and put up the "Downloading packages" dialog with the progress bar,
the windows froze. It never indicated any progress or refreshed any window
while doing the (extremely long) downloads. Only by running a network
monitor or looking at the /var/cache/yum directories could I tell anything
This was all immediately following an install off the DVD, so the versions
of software involved are whatever was shipped with FC6t1.
Does the same thing happen with FC5?, I noticed that the progress bar for pirut
an d pup only updates when a package finishes downloading(this is because they
didn't use multithreading for the progress bar so it blocks on the download).
Don't know. I suppose I could give it a try next time I update my FC5
system (but I normally use yumex on FC5 and would on FC6 as well if only
it worked :-).
Multithreading isn't the only answer here... we should be getting proper
callbacks so that we can do updates without needing a thread. I'll look into
what's going wrong on the download side.
Callbacks weren't being set up properly in yum, fixed in yum cvs