View Full Version : Package Manager stalling at 99.99%

28th November 2007, 07:02 AM
for some reason when the package manager gets to 99.99% it stalls and won't go past "Retrieving Software Information" . wha happun?

28th November 2007, 07:57 AM
Need more information. You could try yum'n yum-fastestmirror -If you suspect download issue.

29th November 2007, 02:36 PM
Same problem here!

2nd December 2007, 03:18 PM
try an RPM database rebuild.

cd /var/lib/rpm/
rm -f __db*
rpm --rebuilddb

Remember to backup before doing this and that it may cause serious problems if something goes wrong. I have never had any issues doing this, I know that some people have.

2nd December 2007, 05:42 PM
I'd try a "yum clean all" first. You only need to rebuild the rpm database if it becomes corrupt. In which case you probably won't even get to 99%.

And FWIW, now that everyone is using that fastestmirror plugin I frequently get "too many anonymous users" errors and "trying other mirror", which sort of defeats the purpose. :( Kind of like telling me "we've identified the fastest mirror and you can't use it"... gee, thanks for nothing. ;)

8th December 2007, 02:05 AM
you probably have to update yum

yum update yum

that helped in my case with non-reachable repositories