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Re: Up2date crash

Reboot to single user mode, look to see if /var/spool/up2date is full. 
Try 'df -h' or 'du -h /var/spool/'.  Find the full directory, clean it
out and reboot to normal.  You should be able to save this from a full

Look here for howto on booting to single user.

On Tue, 2005-10-04 at 16:02, Jeff wrote:
> Hey all,
> Running RHES3 and did an up2date.  The / partition was full and because
> of this up2date crashed during the install phase.
> Now the server won't boot correctly, I've lost X windows and have to
> boot to runlevel 3.  Non of my daemons start automatically so I have to
> run /etc/init/network and every thing else in /etc/init.d/ manually to
> get things going.
> If I run up2date -u again, I get the following.
> [root mis02tc07927 root]# up2date -u
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 1174, in ?
>     sys.exit(main() or 0)
>   File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 668, in main
>     up2dateAuth.updateLoginInfo()
>   File "up2dateAuth.py", line 151, in updateLoginInfo
>   File "up2dateAuth.py", line 105, in login
>   File "up2dateAuth.py", line 49, in maybeUpdateVersion
>   File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateUtils.py", line 228, in
> getVersion
>     release, version = getOSVersionAndRelease()
>   File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateUtils.py", line 221, in
> getOSVersionAndRelease
>     raise up2dateErrors.RpmError(
> up2date_client.up2dateErrors.RpmError: RPM error.  The message was:
> Could not determine what version of Red Hat Linux you are running.
> If you get this error, try running
>                 rpm --rebuilddb
> Although running rpm --rebuilddb does't help.
> Any ideas how I can unscrew this without a total re-install?
> Thanks,
> Jeff
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