Add/Remove Applications run amok in FC4

Robert Cahn robertscahn at
Tue Jul 25 02:02:05 UTC 2006

I ran Desktop --> System Settings --> Add/Remove Applications.  After a 5 or
10 minutes the disk went on and stayed on.  When I finally launched System
Monitor I found that the python task under system-config-packages was over
580 MB and still growing.  My machine has G/2 memory so it was paging out
like crazy.  I finally managed to kill the process by rebooting.  However
everytime I start system-config-packages the task

python /usr/share/system-config-packages/

just grows at the rate of 20MB-40MB/min and doesn't stop.  It seems like
some sort of infinite loop condition.  Can anybody suggest how to reset the
history of installed aps so that I can use system-config-packages.  Are
there any work arounds?

/Bob Cahn
Gipsy Trail Club
Carmel, NY 10512
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