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Re: the current state of trying to "yum update"



� wrote:
Robert P. J. Day wrote:
not sure if anyone will find the following informative, but i'll
<I'm sure we've all seen enough of this>

There are unfinished transactions remaining. You might consider running yum-complete-transaction first to finish them.
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gnome-games-help.noarch 1:2.25.92-1.fc11 set to be erased
---> Package gnome-games-help.i386 1:2.25.5-1.fc11 set to be erased

It's interesting one's noarch and the other is not.

--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=================================================================================== Package Arch Version Repository Size ===================================================================================
Removing:
gnome-games-help noarch 1:2.25.92-1.fc11 installed 19 M gnome-games-help i386 1:2.25.5-1.fc11 installed 20 M

Transaction Summary
===================================================================================
Install      0 Package(s)
Update       0 Package(s)
Remove       2 Package(s)

Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
Erasing : gnome-games-help 1/2 Erasing : gnome-games-help 2/2

Removed:
gnome-games-help.noarch 1:2.25.92-1.fc11 gnome-games-help.i386 1:2.25.5-1.fc11

Complete!
#

at which point i can simply "yum remove gnome-games".
i can see this is going to take a while if i want to salvage this
machine, unless there's a magic shortcut i don't know about.

rday





I had that same problem, magic shortcut for me was fresh install. :) After that I updated only few packages at a time, like "yum update kde*" ... "yum update open*" it took awhile but at least it worked.


there has to be an alternative, maybe stern, process.

Maybe some carefully chosen "rpm --erase --nodeps" for problem packages. Take notes lest you have to reinstall some later.

One way of taking notes is
chattr +a .bash_history
and then taking care to "exec -l bash" occasionally.




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