YUM: what is this error trying to tell me?

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Thu May 12 12:53:48 UTC 2005


clemens at dwf.com wrote:
>>On Wed, 2005-05-11 at 11:57 -0600, clemens at dwf.com wrote:
>>
>>>What is this error traceback trying to say?
> 
> ...
> 
>>I don't suppose you typed "Ctrl-D" instead of "y" or "n"?
>>
> 
> No, the output you saw was from a script, which ran
> 
>     yum -e 0 -d 1 list updates ; yum -e 0 -d 1 update
> 
> If you suspect some problem with ^D, then perhaps I should add -y to
> the command line(s).

How are you running the script? At a shell prompt, or from a cron job? 
Where does standard input for the script come from?

>>Is this repeatable?
>>
> 
> It happened on two different machines, so it is repeatable, 
> However, running just a
> 
>     yum list updates
> 
> and then
> 
>     yum update
> 
> later, by hand, ran just fine, without any errors (and where I typed in 'y' at 
> the question)

Do you want the updates installed unconditionally? If so, add the -y 
option. If you want to decide interactively, you certainly won't want to 
use -y.

> Mumph.
> 
> Any further thoughts?

P.S. Please don't Cc: me on replies to the list; I read the list and 
don't need two copies of the mail.

Paul.




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