System locked up during update of kernel, yum in unclean state and kernel half-installed

Deron Meranda deron.meranda at
Sun Nov 20 01:36:47 UTC 2011

> I'll suggest again:
> yum history redo last
> (or you may need to find out which tansaction it was with 'yum history
> list' and then use that number instead of 'last')

Thanks. I read right over that the first time.

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have worked....

# yum history redo last
Repeating transaction 297, from Sat Nov 19 16:27:58 2011
 ** Updated at-3.1.13-3.fc16.x86_64                     @anaconda-0
    Update     3.1.13-5.fc16.x86_64                     installed
    Updated bind-32:9.8.1-2.fc16.x86_64                 @anaconda-0
    Update       32:9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.x86_64              installed
    Updated bind-chroot-32:9.8.1-2.fc16.x86_64          @?fedora
    Update              32:9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.x86_64       installed
 ** Updated bind-libs-32:9.8.1-2.fc16.x86_64            @anaconda-0
    Update            32:9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.x86_64         installed
    Updated bind-libs-lite-32:9.8.1-2.fc16.x86_64       @?fedora
    Update                 32:9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.x86_64    installed
 ** Updated bind-license-32:9.8.1-2.fc16.noarch         @anaconda-0
    Update               32:9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.noarch      installed
    Updated bind-utils-32:9.8.1-2.fc16.x86_64           @?fedora
    Update             32:9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.x86_64        installed
 ** Updated facter-1.6.1-1.fc16.noarch                  @fedora
    Update         1.6.2-1.fc16.noarch                  installed
    Updated git-                   @?_local
    Update                   installed
    Install kernel-3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64                  installed
    Install kernel-devel-3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64            installed
 ** Updated kernel-headers-3.1.1-1.fc16.x86_64          @updates
    Update                 3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64          installed
 ** Updated kernel-tools-3.1.1-1.fc16.x86_64            @updates
    Update               3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64            installed
 ** Updated nfs-utils-1:1.2.5-1.fc16.x86_64             @anaconda-0
    Update            1:1.2.5-3.fc16.x86_64             installed
    Updated perl-Git-              @?_local
    Update               installed
 ** Updated perl-IO-Socket-SSL-1.45-1.fc16.noarch       @anaconda-0
    Update                     1.49-1.fc16.noarch       installed
    Updated puppet-2.6.6-3.fc16.noarch                  @?fedora
    Update         2.6.12-1.fc16.noarch                 installed
 ** Updated setroubleshoot-plugins-3.0.14-2.fc15.noarch
    Update                         3.0.17-1.fc16.noarch installed
 ** Updated xfwm4-4.8.1-5.fc16.x86_64                   @anaconda-0
    Update        4.8.2-1.fc16.x86_64                   installed
Failed to upgrade: at-3.1.13-5.fc16.x86_64
Failed to upgrade: 32:bind-9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.x86_64
Failed to upgrade: 32:bind-chroot-9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.x86_64
Failed to upgrade: 32:bind-libs-9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.x86_64
Failed to upgrade: 32:bind-libs-lite-9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.x86_64
Failed to upgrade: 32:bind-license-9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.noarch
Failed to upgrade: 32:bind-utils-9.8.1-4.P1.fc16.x86_64
Failed to upgrade: facter-1.6.2-1.fc16.noarch
Failed to upgrade: git-
Failed to upgrade: kernel-headers-3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64
Failed to upgrade: kernel-tools-3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64
Failed to upgrade: 1:nfs-utils-1.2.5-3.fc16.x86_64
Failed to upgrade: perl-Git-
Failed to upgrade: perl-IO-Socket-SSL-1.49-1.fc16.noarch
Failed to upgrade: puppet-2.6.12-1.fc16.noarch
Failed to upgrade: setroubleshoot-plugins-3.0.17-1.fc16.noarch
Failed to upgrade: xfwm4-4.8.2-1.fc16.x86_64
Package kernel-3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Package kernel-devel-3.1.1-2.fc16.x86_64 already installed and latest version
history redo

And then doing a "yum check" again confirms that it is still confused
and has multiple versions installed.

Deron Meranda

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