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Old 06-02-2007, 05:53 PM   #1
chatless46
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The window "Retrieving update information" is not responding


I'm a newbie using Fedora Core 6. When trying Applications-->System Tools-->Software Updater, I get the window "Retrieving Update Information", then the status bar freezes after it's about half done. I click to close the window and get "The window 'Retrieving update Information' is not responding". Thanks for any help!
 
Old 06-03-2007, 01:26 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by chatless46
I'm a newbie using Fedora Core 6. When trying Applications-->System Tools-->Software Updater, I get the window "Retrieving Update Information", then the status bar freezes after it's about half done. I click to close the window and get "The window 'Retrieving update Information' is not responding". Thanks for any help!
How patient have you been? This can take a long time - 5 minutes or so. It looks like itś not responding but is perhaps just busy. Leave it be for a while and see if control comes back.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 04:15 AM   #3
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Oh yes, if this is a fresh install, it will be examining all of your system. That could easily take well over 15 minutes.

If you get impatient, you can do this:

- disable the auto-updater by going to Desktop > Admin > Services and stopping the the updates daemon (=just for now) or disabling it (=permanently).
- open up a terminal (Applications > Accesssories > Terminal
- sign in as root:
su -
[root password]
- request a check for updates:
yum check-update
If you actually want to install all of those updates, you type
yum -y update
 
Old 06-04-2007, 02:22 PM   #4
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The window "Retrieving update information" is not responding

Thanks, wayno and jay. I paqtiently waited for Software Updater but ended up getting an error message, so i tried disabling yum updatesd as jay suggested and running the command from the console. That seems to have worked.

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