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Re: My favorite pet bug (2004): Yum mishandles Ctrl-C



On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 13:27 -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On 8/31/06, Richard Hally <rhally mindspring com> wrote:
> > seth vidal wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2006-08-31 at 16:42 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > >> Le Jeu 31 août 2006 16:31, Rahul a écrit :
> > >>> seth vidal wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>> Outside of downloading files you should be able to cancel yum at any
> > >>>> time in recent cvs pulls.
> > >>> Users usually want to cancel it only during downloads because the
> > >>> mirrors or down or they are on a slow connections and things like that.
> > >> The other slow part is the rpm transaction, and most users are not mad
> > >> enough to cancel it.
> > >
> > > cancelling during the transaction is a bad, bad idea.
> > >
> > > -sv
> > >
> > >
> > How about when yum seg faults and leaves the rpm db a "messed up" state
> > and you try yum again and it just hangs or loops?
> > Yes, killall -9 yum works.
> > I guess the real problem is the seg faults or whatever other reasons yum
> > needs to be kill.
> >
> > Richard
> >
> 
> Is the rpm db too big to be backed up every time yum starts? So at
> least fixing such a problem would be easier?
> 


the rpmdb being hosed up is not the biggest problem. We're talking about
the files being put onto the disks.

-sv



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