Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 431635
yum update hangs on iwl4965-firmware.noarch 0:126.96.36.199-2
Last modified: 2008-02-06 10:15:36 EST
Description of problem:
"yum update" tries to install iwl4965-firmware.noarch 0:188.8.131.52-2 and hangs
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 8 x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. "yum update"
1. "rpm -e iwl4965-firmware"
Please ask and I'll supply...
Seems to everything is working fine with me but it should install 0:184.108.40.206-1
do you experience this problem again ? Seem it was related to a mirror not
Thank you for taking a look. I don't know whats going wrong on my system
but it may be rpm DB corruption. For me, "yum update" consistently hangs
at this point:
(1/1): iwl4965-firmware-4 100% |=========================| 160 kB 00:00
Running Transaction Test
and can only be killed with "killall -9 yum". Similarly, running "rpm -e
iwl4965-firmware" hangs and can only be killed with a "kill -9 ..."
(<ctrl>-c does no good).
I've also tried removing all of the /var/lib/rpm/__db.00* files and running
"rpm --rebuilddb" but after that any attempt to update or remove the
iwl4965-firmware package results in an indefinite hang.
I'm at a loss so I've added "exclude=iwl4965-firmware" to /etc/yum.conf and
and going to ignore the problem -- unless someone has idea what the real
Aha! I found the problem and it has *nothing* to do with iwl4965-firmware.
It turns out that I had a "hung" NFS mount and running "strace rpm ..."
showed it consistently hanging on that mount:
stat("/net/192.168.1.101/share", <unfinished ...>
I don't know why rpm needs to look into all mounted filesystems but in any
case I'm happy to know what was going wrong here. :-)