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Ive seen some mention of this on google, but up2date is driving me up a wall recently. It will download the rpm's then install some, stop at one and hang ...
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    up2date crashes anymore


    Ive seen some mention of this on google, but up2date is driving me up a wall recently. It will download the rpm's then install some, stop at one and hang there... if I kill it I end up with two versions of the RPM installed (causing all heck)...

    Anyone else experiencing this who has some insight as to why?
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    That happened to me to, and I think I located the problem to be that the RPM libs use a file as a pseudo-mutex for the databases. I don't remember how I fixed it though... I might just have rebooted, but that shouldn't do anything, of course. As always, use gdb and you'll probably be fine.

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    no it has happened on multiple machines, through multiple reboots

    its not that big of a problem, as a kill the up2date, redo it and then rpm -e the duplicate
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    up2date really isn't very well designed, using blocking calls and I don't know what. I've had all kinds of troubles with it.

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    apt apt apt. Not that I use it, I am an installwatch/LFS user.
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    When I was forced to use redhat at work, I installed a version of apt-get for rpms. Works much better then up2date. But then I was able to switch to gentoo, what would I do without portage

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    I would imagine. Who has really made up2date? Is it a RedHat contraption? I must say that the general level of RedHat software is at least higher than up2date. I can't imagine what they were thinking.

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    i think it is a redhat contraption, but that is because i think i read that somewhere - redhat actually writes very little software, but i agree with Dolda somewhat - recently up2date has been one of my biggest problems with redhat
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    Do a search on sourceforge for apt-rpm. Works so much better.

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    That might very well be, but does it integrate with the rest of the system as nicely?

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