Description of problem:
> yum update
Loaded plugins: dellsysidplugin2, fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* fedora: redhat.linux.ee
* updates: redhat.linux.ee
Setting up Update Process
--> Running transaction check
Running Transaction Test
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@luke rpm]# rpm -q yum
Every time - if an NFS mount hangs.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure than an NFS mount hangs, typically by killing the NFS server/service
2. yum update on the NFS client
yum does not hang.
This has probably been an issue since FC8:
This been an issue as long as rpm has existed. Mount points which a given transaction doesn't touch are no longer accessed by rpm in F13 and beyond, so unrelated stale mounts no longer cause hangups. The fix is not suitable for backporting to rpm 4.7.x in F12 though.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 547548 ***