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



On Sunday 23 November 2008, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>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.

Good hint, I'll try to remember that.  Thanks Paul.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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