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Re: monstrous failure of "yum update" on fedora 11 alpha



On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 1:08 PM, Michal Jaegermann <michal harddata com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 09:16:52AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> On Wed, 4 Mar 2009, Riku Seppälä wrote:
>> > >
>> > Just curious how much memory you have? I only have 1GB and I was thinking
>> > could that be the problem.
>> > http://lists.rpm.org/pipermail/rpm-announce/2009-February/000016.html
>>
>>   it is, in fact, 1G.  so that could be an issue?  uh oh ...
>
> I doubt it.  I have 512M in my test machine and I went through a
> recent transaction of around 1400 packages without any troubles.
>
> An old laptop which used to have 256M of memory was just awfully
> slow with yum updates (it does not run rawhide but Fedora).  Now I
> found a fitting module, which doubled that memory, and updates got
> much faster.
>
> I would start with
>
>   yum update rpm\* yum\*
>
> before going with the rest.

I would *really*, *really* like to see yum just do that automagically!
Anyone know if that's been bz'd?
I searched, but am not patient enough right now for my 900+ bug "yum"
search, nor to fine tune it.

Thanks,
jerry


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