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Re: X restart while updating?



On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 10:52 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 20:05 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> > Just ran yumex in my fc7t4 partition and while it was running the
> > transaction (not sure how far along it was), the X server
> > suddenly restarted. It may have actually gotten finished, because the
> > rpm database gives no indication of being scrogged, but this
> > is certainly behavior I never saw before. Has this happened to
> > anyone else?
> 
> We've seen this a few times during the 7 cycle.  We eventually tracked
> it down to:
> 
> * new version of dbus installed, adds new config file format that old
> (running) version doesn't understand
> * new selinux policy installed, pokes dbus to reread its config file
> * old dbus is still running, fails to parse new config file, exits
> * all of gnome dies with it
> * X server exits because all clients have exited
> * gdm restarts
> 
> No good way of fixing it, really.  I suppose you could try upgrading
> dbus, restarting X, then doing the rest of the upgrade, which might
> work.  Alternatively, update from runlevel 3.

Of course, you may be seeing something else entirely.

- ajax


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