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Re: Up2date crash



Hi Jeff,
 As instructed, delete all the rpm files in the /var/spool/up2date folder
and reboot the server to normal and oce again try the up2date -u command for
a complete update......
  regards,
Chockalingam.S

 On 10/5/05, Jeff <jsmforum optonline net> wrote:
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Andrew Bacchi
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 16:25
> > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > Subject: Re: Up2date crash
> >
> >
> > Reboot to single user mode, look to see if /var/spool/up2date
> > is full.
> > Try 'df -h' or 'du -h /var/spool/'. Find the full directory,
> > clean it out and reboot to normal. You should be able to
> > save this from a full install.
> >
> > Look here for howto on booting to single user.
> > http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.3-Manual/custom
> > -guide/s1-rescuemode-booting-single.html
> >
> > On Tue, 2005-10-04 at 16:02, Jeff wrote:
> > > Hey all,
> > >
> > > Running RHES3 and did an up2date. The / partition was full and
> > > because of this up2date crashed during the install phase.
> > >
> > > Now the server won't boot correctly, I've lost X windows
> > and have to
> > > boot to runlevel 3. Non of my daemons start automatically
> > so I have
> > > to run /etc/init/network and every thing else in
> > /etc/init.d/ manually
> > > to get things going.
> > >
> > > If I run up2date -u again, I get the following.
> > >
> > > [root mis02tc07927 root]# up2date -u
> > > Traceback (most recent call last):
> > > File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 1174, in ?
> > > sys.exit(main() or 0)
> > > File "/usr/sbin/up2date", line 668, in main
> > > up2dateAuth.updateLoginInfo()
> > > File "up2dateAuth.py", line 151, in updateLoginInfo
> > > File "up2dateAuth.py", line 105, in login
> > > File "up2dateAuth.py", line 49, in maybeUpdateVersion
> > > File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateUtils.py",
> > line 228, in
> > > getVersion
> > > release, version = getOSVersionAndRelease()
> > > File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2dateUtils.py",
> > line 221, in
> > > getOSVersionAndRelease
> > > raise up2dateErrors.RpmError(
> > > up2date_client.up2dateErrors.RpmError: RPM error. The message was:
> > > Could not determine what version of Red Hat Linux you are
> > running. If
> > > you get this error, try running
> > >
> > > rpm --rebuilddb
> > >
> > > Although running rpm --rebuilddb does't help.
> > >
> > > Any ideas how I can unscrew this without a total re-install?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Jeff
> > >
> > >
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> No need for single user mode, I can get logged in running RL3.
>
> The full directory was /mnt/USBDrive. The problem was the was no
> external USB drive mounted and a backup script ran. This filled up /
>
> That's since been cleaned out.
>
> [root mis02tc07927 up2date]# df -h
> Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sda7 11G 252M 9.9G 3% /
> /dev/sda3 122M 31M 85M 27% /boot
> /dev/sda2 2.5G 209M 2.2G 9% /home
> none 1004M 0 1004M 0% /dev/shm
> /dev/sda8 1012M 33M 928M 4% /tmp
> /dev/sda5 108G 63G 40G 62% /usr
> /dev/sda6 79G 35G 40G 47% /var
>
>
> That being said, /var/spool/up2date contains a lot of rpm files. Should
> I delete these?
>
> Jeff
>
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