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Re: New FU9 x86-32 install on spare box, how to switch to kde?



On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 06:08:07AM -0800, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> --- On Sun, 11/23/08, Paul W. Frields <stickster gmail com> wrote:
> > 
> > > --- On Sun, 11/23/08, Gene Heskett <gene heskett verizon net>
> > > --- wrote:
> > > 
> > > >2. I can't run yum cuz its already busy.  What's with that?
> > > 
> > > as root su -
> > > # rm /var/rum/yum.pid -f
> > > 
> > > then yum will be free to run as you like. 
> > 
> > That's usually not a good idea.  The lock is probably being held
> > by a temporary PackageKit process, and you should simply wait for
> > it to complete.  If you can't stand to wait, find the PackageKit
> > process and kill it.  Removing the resources yum uses to tell if
> > there's a lock going is counterproductive since you'll probably
> > get a different (and more head-scratching) error when you try to
> > run a second copy.
> > 
> > $ ps axw | grep '\(pk\|PackageKit\)'
> > 
> > You'll probably need to be root to kill any back-side PackageKit
> > stuff if it's running.  Again, it might be that a little patience
> > will go a long way.  Remember you can tune PackageKit's timing
> > using the System / Preferences / System / Software Updates tool.
> 
> I had patience, but I let it run and it ran for a great while and
> did nothing :(.  I apologize but there are/were many times that
> package kit took very long and I preferred to do the little hack
> then run
> 
> # yum clean all
> # yum clean metadata
> # yum update -y
> 
> NOTE: on two out three machines it(PackageKit is getting the job
> done, but it is hard to break old/bad habits) :)

Something which can hold up package depsolvers (not just yum but many
others too) is mirror speed.  I like to install yum-fastestmirror and
tune it by adding to the "exclude" line in the
/etc/yum/pluginconf.d/fastestmirror.conf file.  I use it to exclude
mirrors that always seem to respond quickly but don't always have good
bandwidth.  You might find this helpful too.

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