yum-complete-transaction wants to remove 159 packages
rbmyersusa at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 20:52:55 UTC 2010
On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 4:42 PM, Konstantin Svist <fry.kun at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06/12/2010 09:37 AM, Mike Williams wrote:
> > Hi there. On a system that recently had a fresh install of f13 I got
> > the following message from yum:
> > "There are unfinished transactions remaining. You might consider
> > running yum-complete-transaction first to finish them."
> > When I ran yum-complete-transactions another message appeared:
> > "There are 1 outstanding transactions to complete. Finishing the most
> recent one
> > The remaining transaction had 228 elements left to run"
> > Then after a very long list of packages it wants to remove including:
> > bash, yum-utils, and xorg-x11-drv-nouveau it says:
> > Remove 159 Package(s)
> > This sure seems like it will kill the system.
> I did that yesterday and killed my system. I was able to recover after
> some hacks with live cd, chroot and yum reinstall -- but definitely
> wouldn't recommend to anyone with a weak heart.
To do a fedora install/reinstall/upgrade:
Have a second computer available and online so you can decrypt the prompts.
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