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Re: PackageKit has eaten my system (again!)

Message: 7
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 22:18:22 -0700
From: Kevin Fenzi <kevin scrye com>
Subject: Re: PackageKit has eaten my system (again!)

On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 22:36:30 +0100
DB <Freddog_de yahoo co uk> wrote:

Hi Kevin, thanks for the speedy reply.......  My responses are in-line:
> Evening all,
> > I just did the latest batch of F9 PackageKit updates - with
> disastrous effect!  (See attached list)

Quite strange. How did you apply those updates? PackageKit? yum? With what command?

Is there anything non standard in your /etc/yum.conf ?
Can you attach it, or the /etc/yum.conf.rpmsave file?

There was a PackageKit "Bug" icon on my Gnome top panel.. I clicked it, it said "update system now?", I clicked "yes" & the rest, as they say, is history!

I don't appear to have either of the files you mention! All that remains of yum is :

[Dave localhost pluginconf.d]$ dir
fastestmirror.conf.rpmsave  presto.conf.rpmsave
fedorakmod.conf.rpmsave     refresh-packagekit.conf.rpmsave
kernel-module.conf.rpmsave  remove-with-leaves.conf.rpmsave

Just did a nautilus search on yum & got the following:


Content of yum.repos.d:

I'm a bit mystified by the rawhide & testing repos in that list, as I have never (knowingly) installed or activated them...

> I think (!) RPM is still working but Packagekit & yum amongst (many)

You can try (if you have a i386 install):
rpm -ivh

[root localhost ~]# rpm -ivh http://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/fedora.redhat.com/fedora/linux/updates/9/i386.newkey//yum-3.2.20-5.fc9.noarch.rpm Retrieving http://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/fedora.redhat.com/fedora/linux/updates/9/i386.newkey//yum-3.2.20-5.fc9.noarch.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
   pygpgme is needed by yum-3.2.20-5.fc9.noarch
   python-iniparse is needed by yum-3.2.20-5.fc9.noarch
[root localhost ~]#

Seems like yum is more an "ummmm"!

And that should hopefully get you yum back. Then you should be able to 'yum install' all the other items you are missing. I would sure like to know how and why it removed packages however.
> Thanks
> > Dave


Many thanks


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