Bug 820899 - SW-Update blocked : yum cannot recover from error
SW-Update blocked : yum cannot recover from error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Fedora Packaging Toolset Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-11 06:23 EDT by hp4
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:21 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 15:51:33 EST
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Description hp4 2012-05-11 06:23:09 EDT
Description of problem:
During normal SW-update an error occurred due to missing disk space. Restart with more disk space is not possible due to pending transactions.

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

How reproducible:
Start update in low-disk-space environment and wait for termination with error. Then supply more disk space and restart SW-update. This yields an initialisation error with the hint to solve the problem by running


But the problem isn't solved: instead 3 errors are reported as shown below 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start normal SW-Update -> error with initialisation-error  
2. yum-complete-transaction -> error messages below
3. yum-complete-transaction --skip-broken -> same error messages
Actual results:
Fehler: Paket: kernel-PAE-3.3.4-3.fc16.i686 (updates)
            Benötigt: dracut >= 001-7
            Entfernen: dracut-013-22.fc16.noarch (@updates)
                dracut = 013-22.fc16
            Verfügbar: dracut-013-18.fc16.noarch (fedora)
                dracut = 013-18.fc16
Fehler: Paket: kernel-PAE-3.3.4-3.fc16.i686 (updates)
            Benötigt: linux-firmware >= 20120206-0.1.git06c8f81
            Entfernen: linux-firmware-20120206-0.1.git06c8f81.fc16.noarch (@updates)
                linux-firmware = 20120206-0.1.git06c8f81.fc16
            Verfügbar: linux-firmware-20110731-2.fc16.noarch (fedora)
                linux-firmware = 20110731-2.fc16
Fehler: Paket: kernel-PAE-3.3.4-3.fc16.i686 (updates)
            Benötigt: initscripts >= 8.11.1-1
            Entfernen: initscripts-9.34.2-1.fc16.i686 (@updates)
                initscripts = 9.34.2-1.fc16
            Verfügbar: initscripts-9.33-1.fc16.i686 (fedora)
                initscripts = 9.33-1.fc16
 Sie können versuchen mit --skip-broken das Problem zu umgehen.
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

Expected results:

yum-complete-transaction should be able to handle interrupted transactions. 

Additional info:
Comment 1 hp4 2012-06-15 13:10:53 EDT
Is there anyone responsible for yum?

Error message is:

Trying to remove 'yum,' which is protected.

Does yum try to remove itself ???????

In the meantime I've found a similar problem reported on the net:

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