removing kernel-devel rpms

Mike Chambers mike at
Sat Jan 14 13:01:22 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-01-14 at 12:26 +0100, Bart Vanbrabant wrote:

> A few weeks back I installed xen and the kernels needed to run it. These
> kernels where to old to run the new udev and stuff like that so I
> removed them. I managed to remove them all except
> kernel-xen-hypervisor-devel. Now when I try to remove this package or
> any other kernel-devel package rpm starts to use 100% cpu and eating up
> all my memory (no swapping) and that's it. I have to kill it with kill -9.
> I also tried removing it with yum but this gives the same result.

You try removing the kernel-devel packages by version (one by one)
instead of the whole thing?

yum remove kernel-devel-1.2.3

Mike Chambers
Madisonville, KY

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