yum update so slow

Jochen Schlick jochen.schlick at comsoft.de
Tue Sep 25 13:59:19 UTC 2007

Lubomir Kundrak wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 11:45 +0200, Jochen Schlick wrote:
>> Hi, I have a laptop where rawhide is installed since the days
>> of Fedora Core 1. It has only 256MB ram so updating using yum
>> was always like a lame duck but nowadays it's really a crap.
>> Last friday the yum update process crashed when yum wants
>> to update the rpm library package.
>>   -- and now, this morning after eight hours: 2 packages updated
>>      (and a glibc error message about a double free...)
> Do you have a core dump (well, if you have enough storage, yum is
> sometimes too greedy :)?

no, there were no core dumps. but I give it up using yum for updating.
It had updated only 5 packages after 24 hours :-(

>>   -- with this update "speed" I will have an "up to date" system
>>      in 12 days... :-(
> What I was doing when updating my 128M machine w/o swap was NFS-mounting
> its root and updating it on a machine with more memory, or used rpm by
> hand. Trying to use yum on that machine would not be smart (yum is
> unable to fork itself when trying to run scriptlets).
because yum had successfuly downloaded all necessary rpm I made
a "rpm -Uhv *rpm" in yum's download directory and after an hour
the system was up to date.

best regards

Jochen Schlick

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