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RE: I think I broke yum



 
> >> >
> >> > After starting yum it was doing a 300+ pkg update, and it never
> >> > finished.  Now I cannot run yum, and rpm seems to be broke too.
> >> > In addition I cannot issue a Ctrl-C command, I must hit 
> Ctrl-Z and do a
> >> > kill -9 on the yum process.  How do I find out what yum 
> is doing and
> >> how
> >> > to get it back to normal?
> >> >
> >> > This is what yum says now:
> >> >
> >> > Loading "installonlyn" plugin
> >> >
> >> > [1]+  Stopped                 ./u
> >> > [root <at> localhost ]# ps aux |grep yum
> >> >
> >>

...

> 
> Should I delete the pid file?  Will that make the zombie 
> process go away?
> 
I had to kill the yum processes with a kill -9 to get them to
stop.  A normal kill was ignored.  I did not have to mess with
the PID file.  By the way, all three of the similar failures I
encountered happened in the last week and a half.

Bob Styma 


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