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Re: RPM problem -- made even worse



>
> On Mon, 2008-02-25 at 10:56 -0800, Alan wrote:
>> I am encountering a problem that needs some sort of fix.  Not urgent,
>> but
>> it is something that eventually needs to be solved.
>>
>> I have a laptop that has heat issues.  Given a hard enough workload it
>> will overheat and shutdown.  (I have yet to find out where the
>> temperature
>> setting is at for this shutdown.  Hints would be much appreciated.)
>>
>> The big problem happens when I am updating RPMs and the system
>> overheats.
>> I get a bunch of packages that have installed bits and no cleanup, which
>> means it thinks it has two version installed.  Even more fun is that
>> this
>> system is an x86_64.  I get cases where I have the i386 version at one
>> revision and the x86_64 at another.  And you cannot just update because
>> yum/rpm finds a conflict from the other package that is not getting
>> upgraded.
>>
>> I have had other systems crash in the middle of the upgrade.  Fixing the
>> problem is always unpleasant. (Usually I have to figure out which
>> packages
>> got bjorked and uninstall and reinstall with extreme --force.)
>>
>> Anyone looking at making yum and/or rpm deal with this sort of problem?
>
> Have you tried yum-complete-transaction?
> If not do this:
>
> yum install yum-utils
>
>
> yum-complete-transaction
>
> it should clean up your aborted transactions.

Oh crap did that screw things up.  It deleted about a dozen packages.  Now
whenever i try and log in I get "unable to authenticate" for EVERY user
(including root) on the box.

Anyone know how to mount an encrypted LVM partition by hand so i can try
and recover from the recovery disc?



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