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Bug 247954 - Blocking yum access
Blocking yum access
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-updatesd (Show other bugs)
All Linux
low Severity low
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-12 04:55 EDT by Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-05-28 15:04:40 EDT
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Strace of yum. (3.61 KB, text/plain)
2008-01-06 08:10 EST, Michael De La Rue
no flags Details
command history (643 bytes, text/plain)
2008-01-12 15:17 EST, Roman Danilov
no flags Details

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Description Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek 2007-07-12 04:55:20 EDT
Description of problem:

yum-updatesd and pupplet is blocking access to yum instead of informing about
updates. Yes, it shows the info, but what when I don't have time to update and
want install software?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Run Fedora, when updates daemon is enabled and try to install software, when
updates are available.

Actual results:

Blocked access.

Expected results:

Not blocked access.
Comment 1 David Lutterkort 2007-10-31 22:01:23 EDT
Why is this filed against puppet ? Doesn't look like a puppet problem to me ..
please reassign to somebody more appropriate
Comment 2 David Lutterkort 2007-12-14 14:22:47 EST
Reassigning to Jeremy, since he's the owner of yum-updatesd
Comment 3 Michael De La Rue 2008-01-06 08:10:50 EST
Created attachment 290909 [details]
Strace of yum.  

I have the same situation.  If I try to install software I get the following
message: (e.g. from "yum install httpd").  My updates don't happen. I suspect
that I may have another repository active 

Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running as pid 16872.
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...

Worse; yum-updatesd doesn't respond to kill -1 or kill -15.  I have to do a
kill -9 and risk (in theory) database corruption.  

This is with: yum-updatesd-3.2.8-2.fc7

Attached is an strace of yum-updatesd sitting there doing not much.
Comment 4 Roman Danilov 2008-01-12 15:17:07 EST
Created attachment 291475 [details]
command history
Comment 5 Roman Danilov 2008-01-12 15:20:05 EST
Comment on attachment 291475 [details]
command history

I have the same problem, and no update until kill process which hangs...
Comment 6 Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek 2008-01-12 16:17:02 EST
Not sure if I should say this, but openSUSE has similliar issue with their
zypper :> .
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2008-05-28 15:04:40 EDT
Fedora 8's yum-updatesd should be a lot better in this respect

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