removing kernel-devel rpms

Bart Vanbrabant bart.vanbrabant at zoeloelip.be
Sat Jan 14 11:26:07 UTC 2006


Hello,

A few weeks back I installed xen and the kernels needed to run it. These
kernels where to old to run the new udev and stuff like that so I
removed them. I managed to remove them all except
kernel-xen-hypervisor-devel. Now when I try to remove this package or
any other kernel-devel package rpm starts to use 100% cpu and eating up
all my memory (no swapping) and that's it. I have to kill it with kill -9.
I also tried removing it with yum but this gives the same result.
When I run rpm with -vvv I get this output:

D: opening  db environment /var/lib/rpm/Packages joinenv
D: opening  db index       /var/lib/rpm/Packages rdonly mode=0x0
D: locked   db index       /var/lib/rpm/Packages
D: opening  db index       /var/lib/rpm/Name rdonly mode=0x0
D:  read h#     495 Header SHA1 digest: OK
(ac5184f6a47674edad14c13ec3ada90fbccdbe0f)
D: ========== --- kernel-devel-2.6.14-1.1805_FC5 i686/linux 0x0
D: opening  db index       /var/lib/rpm/Requirename rdonly mode=0x0
D: ========== recording tsort relations
D: ========== tsorting packages (order, #predecessors, #succesors, tree,
depth, breadth)
D:     0    0    0    0    1    0   -kernel-devel-2.6.14-1.1805_FC5.i686
D: closed   db index       /var/lib/rpm/Requirename
D: closed   db index       /var/lib/rpm/Name
D: closed   db index       /var/lib/rpm/Packages
D: closed   db environment /var/lib/rpm/Packages
D: opening  db environment /var/lib/rpm/Packages joinenv
D: opening  db index       /var/lib/rpm/Packages create mode=0x42
D: mounted filesystems:
D:     i        dev    bsize       bavail       iavail mount point
D:     0 0x00001602     4096      2011197      2541260 /
D:     1 0x00000003     4096            0           -1 /proc
D:     2 0x00000000     4096            0           -1 /sys
D:     3 0x0000000a     4096            0           -1 /dev/pts
D:     4 0x00000012     4096       129398       129397 /dev/shm
D:     5 0x00001605     4096      1693426     27282253 /home
D:     6 0x00000013     4096            0           -1
/proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc
D:     7 0x00000014     4096            0           -1
/var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs
D:     8 0x00001601     8192       648695           -1 /media/WINDOWS
D: sanity checking 1 elements
D: running pre-transaction scripts
D: computing 7898 file fingerprints
D: computing file dispositions
D: opening  db index       /var/lib/rpm/Basenames create mode=0x42

Here it stops doing stuff. When I try to remove a package for the first
time I see a lot of hd activity first before I goes to 100% cpu usage.
The second time I try it does it directly.

I tried rebuilding my rpm database. Also by first removing the __db*
files in /var/lib/rpm/ but that doesn't work either.

Is there a way to remove this packages? Because I start to get quite
some kernel-devel packages and it's probably a bug.

thanks,

Bart

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Bart Vanbrabant <bart.vanbrabant at zoeloelip.be>
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