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I need help with my yum each time I run a command with yum be it yum remove package or yum info package i get the following output: root#yum list ...
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    Dealing with yum


    I need help with my yum each time I run a command with yum be it yum remove package or yum info package i get the following output:

    root#yum list installed package
    Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
    Server: Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 - freshrpms
    Server: Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 - os
    Server: Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 - updates
    Finding updated packages
    Downloading needed headers
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/samba-client-0-2.2.7a-8.9.0.i386.hdr
    samba-client-0-2.2.7a-8.9 100% |=========================| 8.2 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/openssh-server-0-3.5p1-11.i386.hdr
    openssh-server-0-3.5p1-11 100% |=========================| 8.8 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/os/headers/initscripts-0-7.14-1.i386.hdr
    initscripts-0-7.14-1.i386 100% |=========================| 23 kB 00:01
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/mod_python-0-3.0.1-4.i386.hdr
    mod_python-0-3.0.1-4.i386 100% |=========================| 6.7 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/httpd-manual-0-2.0.40-21.11.i386.hdr
    httpd-manual-0-2.0.40-21. 100% |=========================| 12 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/ghostscript-0-7.05-32.1.i386.hdr
    ghostscript-0-7.05-32.1.i 100% |=========================| 29 kB 00:02
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/perl-CPAN-2-1.61-88.3.i386.hdr
    perl-CPAN-2-1.61-88.3.i38 100% |=========================| 4.8 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/ypserv-0-2.8-0.9E.i386.hdr
    ypserv-0-2.8-0.9E.i386.hd 100% |=========================| 6.1 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/libxml2-0-2.5.4-3.rh9.i386.hdr
    libxml2-0-2.5.4-3.rh9.i38 100% |=========================| 3.0 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/freshrpms/headers/nmap-2-3.48-1.fr.i386.hdr
    nmap-2-3.48-1.fr.i386.hdr 100% |=========================| 4.2 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/grep-0-2.5.1-7.8.i386.hdr
    grep-0-2.5.1-7.8.i386.hdr 100% |=========================| 4.5 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/lha-0-1.14i-9.1.i386.hdr
    lha-0-1.14i-9.1.i386.hdr 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/rhpl-0-0.93.4-1.i386.hdr
    rhpl-0-0.93.4-1.i386.hdr 100% |=========================| 7.9 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/nscd-0-2.3.2-27.9.7.i386.hdr
    nscd-0-2.3.2-27.9.7.i386. 100% |=========================| 14 kB 00:00
    getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/openssl-devel-0-0.9.7a-20.2.i386.hdr
    openssl-devel-0-0.9.7a-20 0% | | 0 B --:-- ETA
    [1]+ Stopped yum list installed package
    root#

    and it will go on and on until I stop it, how do I get it not to do that.

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    The core problem is: rh 9 is 10 years old.
    So there wont be support or users with the same issue anymore.

    I would recommend to upgrade to e.g. redhat 6.4 (commercial) or centos 6.4 (free redhat clone)
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    The core problem is: rh 9 is 10 years old.
    So there wont be support or users with the same issue anymore.

    I would recommend to upgrade to e.g. redhat 6.4 (commercial) or centos 6.4 (free redhat clone)
    So in other words are you saying that there is no way of fixing this unless I upgrade.

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    Not quite. I am saying, the chances of finding someone with still working knowledge and maybe a running instance of rh9 to test on are slim.
    The yum problem itself might be solvable, but you are probably on your own.

    But independent if the yum problem will be fixed or not: Having such a legacy system is an issue by itself.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irithori View Post
    Not quite. I am saying, the chances of finding someone with still working knowledge and maybe a running instance of rh9 to test on are slim.
    The yum problem itself might be solvable, but you are probably on your own.

    But independent if the yum problem will be fixed or not: Having such a legacy system is an issue by itself.
    Well said Irithori. tenda, if you don't mind paying for a subscription, I suggest using Red Hat, if you want a free alternative (for enterprise linux) use CentOS.

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