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Re: slow FC4 to FC5 upgrade


Yeah all I did to find the kernel devel packages installed was:
> rpm -qa | grep "kernel-devel"

The script was a simple..

> for k in `rpm -qa | grep "kernel-devel"` ; do echo $k; rpm -e $k; done

I guess there may be some packages that are dependant on a kernel-devel
package, but luckily I didn't have that problem!

On Sat, 2006-03-25 at 10:51 -0500, John Swartzentruber wrote:
> On 3/24/2006 11:16 AM rus wrote:
> > I found the same problem, and after installing, a 'yum update' also took
> > forever.
> > 
> > Eventually I narrowed it down to the test transaction stage, and in
> > particular, the fact that I had about 15 old kernel-devel packages (from
> > my previous FC4 installation) was crippling rpm transactions.
> > 
> > I wrote a quick bash script to loop through and 'rpm -e' all my old FC4
> > kernel-devel packages - which took quite a long time.  It seemed to cure
> > the problem for me.
> How do I know what kernel-devel packages I have? Did you grep it out of 
> an rpm listing? If it is simple, would you be willing to post that 
> script? I have another computer to upgrade eventually, so I might want 
> to clean things up in advance.
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