Package managers gone haywire! yum, apt, rpm: pam is totally borked

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Mon Jun 18 03:22:11 UTC 2007

On 6/17/07, Claude Jones <claude_jones at> wrote:
> Been fighting this for a couple of days now. Yum based package managers
> started failing with strange errors sometime yesterday. Smart, Yumex, yum,
> synaptic and even rpm -- sometimes, the GUI based managers just get stuck in
> some routine -- there's no error, no log message, nothing, nada -- I can't
> kill the process, the window just sits there in mid-update with an endlessly
> spinning hourglass. From the command line, I sometimes get strange msgs
> about 'problems with gpg keys followed by failure on import'; sometimes, it
> just segfaults with no error. There were 22 updates in the queue yesterday,
> and I've managed by various trial and error methods to get them all installed
> except for pam and pam-devel  ---  there's one more thing, perhaps totally
> unrelated, but I kept getting messages "usr/lib/;
> 46620a2f is truncated" I tried remove/replace on freetype but it wanted to
> remove about 6000 packages; I was able to download the rpm and use rpm force
> to reinstall it, but I just got that message again
> so pam and pam-devel seem to be turned sideways in the birth canal - they just
> segfault no matter how I try to install/update, and
>  libtypefree is having growing pains
> anybody see any pattern in this? I have been googling this a lot but haven't
> the magic bullet
> --
> Claude Jones
> Brunswick, MD

Smart outputs a temporary name resolution error for anything that has
to do with Is that what you are observing?
If that is the case I'm assuming that the server is down and would
recommend using a mirror.

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