Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 380451
yum/rpm hangs on searching & parsing
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:00:41 EST
Description of problem:
cron.daily rpm task, rpm -qa "package", yum search package, yum install
something, all these commands hang. No error messages. they just get stuck
there. Control-C also doesn't work.
We need to o a kill -9 to get rid of the process
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I just checked it on my PC. newly installed with additional repos enabled. I
have also installed livna release rpm. No updates done after that.
Steps to Reproduce:
no output appears
queries should work
Once you kill any rpm-related process with kill -9, you'll need to clean up
rpmdb locks manually to resume normal functionality: rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__*
closing as this seems to be a workaround.