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saak.stepi 04-04-2008 11:35 AM

"yum update" caused severe problems to my system (rhel4, x86_64)
 
A couple of days ago I ran "yum update" on my RHEL4, x86_64.
yum updated a whole banch of old packages and installed
some new packages. I think it also updated kernal.
This update caused severe problems on my system.
Certain applications like "Add/Remove Applications"
inside "System Settings" stopped working.
Attempt to run other applications causes even more severe
problems. Trying to run "wine" or "regedit"
or even trying to call "notepad" either gives me black display
so that I have to reboot the computer or just
log me off my account. Also the computer
when left with a "Lock sreen" for a long time
goes to the black screen. It apperas something happened
with wideocard driver, so I have to reboot the machine.
Before this "update" my system worked fine just fine,
and now ut is completely screwed up.

I would appreciate if somebody helps me with this problem.
What is the best way to get out from this situatiom?
Could I somehow undo this yum update? How?
Or may be should I reinstalled all applications which
are damaged one-by-one manually (A lot of work ...)

I would never ever use yum again !!! Better I install
applications manually. Once I fix the problem I just uninstall yum.

Thank you,
John

XavierP 04-04-2008 12:02 PM

Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

Continue here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-x8664-633009/

anomie 04-04-2008 12:37 PM

I thought RHEL4 used up2date.

salasi 04-04-2008 01:26 PM

Someone explain to me why 'hardware' is the right place for a yum question? Or, is this the right place and that the wrong one; the thread isn't actually locked, apparently?

saak.stepi 04-04-2008 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by anomie (Post 3110721)
I thought RHEL4 used up2date.

I installed yum on my RHEL4 using the algorithm similar to

http://www.eth0.us/yum-rhel

John

saak.stepi 04-04-2008 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XavierP (Post 3110678)
Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

Continue here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-x8664-633009/

sorry, I messed up and posted my message to hardware section
first.

John

anomie 04-04-2008 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saak.stepi
I installed yum on my RHEL4 using the algorithm similar to

http://www.eth0.us/yum-rhel

John

Did you read the author's first paragraph:
Quote:

So why do you want to install yum on a rhel box if you already have up2date for RHEL4? Well there are a number of reasons, the main one and the reason I wrote this is that I was installing openvz and it needed yum installed. Trying to just use the yum rpm or source compiling was getting all sorts of python errors. I decided to just grab the centos 4 rpms. Note this is not going to be used for updating, up2date still is used for that.
(Emphasis mine.)

Quote:

Originally Posted by saak.stepi
A couple of days ago I ran "yum update" on my RHEL4, x86_64.
yum updated a whole banch of old packages and installed
some new packages.

You probably shouldn't have done that. It sounds like you updated RHEL4 with packages from CentOS's repositories. I'm not sure what sort of bizarre state your applications are in at this point.

If it were me, I'd take it as a lesson in 1) reading the directions carefully; 2) maintaining a healthy skepticism about "howtos" found on some dude's blog (or whatever it is).

I'd recommend taking backups and reinstalling RHEL.


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