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Re: F9 & F10: Add/Remove Software program leaves behind a running process that cannot be stopped.



On Sat, 2009-01-17 at 16:04 -0800, Daniel B. Thurman wrote:
> Apologies, I was not able to receive email responses to my
> email server, hence lost of thread...  Something seems to
> be wrong with my email server, if anyone spots a problem,
> with my email server, please let me know what you see?
> 
> I fired off a message to administrator of this mailing list
> asking for a resolution as to why I am not receiving emails
> from fedora-list.  The odd thing is, that I forgot my password
> to fedora-list and fired off password request and "immediately"
> received it - via my email server - perhaps a different mechanism?
> Hmm...
> 
> In response to Craig White:
> ====================
> You said that the `waiting for other tasks' eventually went
> away, and I left mine on - and it never went away for a looong
> time - so how long did you have to wait?  Seems that for both
> F9 & F10, the problem persists (and it's annoying), and it hangs
> around for an hour before I gave up and rebooted.
> 
> But what is particularly bad, is that I cannot make any more
> selections nor move to another group category in "Add/Remove
> Software" because that and any other requests are added to the
> Yum-backend queue, whereas `Waiting for other tasks" is first
> line line in the queue waiting to be completed, and it never finishes.
> 
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you could get a cli and as root, kill off any yum process that is
seemingly hung and then try a yum update from cli.

I suspect that there's something on your system that is causing yum to
hang.

Craig


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