I just started an upgrade of FC5 -> FC6 and it appears to have stalled at "Preparing transaction from installation source....". It took it about an hour to check dependencies and has now been on this step for the last 10 hours.
I thought to check whether it has perhaps run out of memory, so I ran 'cat /proc/meminfo' on a VT and it shows LowTotal: 385244 kB, LowFree: 5008 kB, SwapTotal: 313184 kB, SwapFree: 313184 kB. I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking at....
Is it reasonable for it to take this long? I don't think it is. I love Fedora, but this is not a good thing at all. That someone else
has it sitting at this point for two days is not a good sign either.
When I did the first yum update after installing FC5, I had to break it down so it didn't try to update everything at the same time in order for it to go. (e.g. 'yum update a* b* c* d*'). One would think Anaconda could do better than that!
P.S. I found a bugzilla entry but no solution! https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=212781