Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 431322
Yum Freezes with Simple Searches
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:01:19 EST
Description of problem:
Yum becomes unresponsive after simple searches, consuming 100% CPU, and must be
killed. This problem is even more severe in pirut, where the GUI becomes unusable.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum search rar
Yum cannot be aborted, runs indefinitely, and consumes a large amount of CPU.
Ctrl+C does not work, and the process must be killed.
Yum should not lockup, and should return results quickly. Even for large numbers
of matches, Yum should not require killing.
A fix for this went into 3.2.10 which is already in rawhide, and that works for
me. Do you still have an older version?
Same problem in Fedora 8.
What version of yum are you using?
If you want to fix this, do:
yum install pygpgme
yum --enablerepo=development install yum
...it's unlikely we'll fix this in Fedora 8 before Fedora 9 is released.