[Novalug] pirut : am I missing something obvious?
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Wed May 21 10:07:44 EDT 2008
On Wed, 21 May 2008, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> No doubt; but now that I have it, I seem to have hit one
>> of those edges. It kept on endlessly saying it was waiting for
>> other tasks; I did "ps ax|grep gpk" and found only one process --
>> with a question mark after the number. I killed that, and the
>> icon for the update applet disappeared from the panel. But when I
>> launch it again (from what used to be my pirut icon, which it has
>> naturally taken over), it *still* claims to be waiting.
>> How do I find out what it's waiting for? And get a look
>> at that, to see if it's really doing anything?
>> Till I do that, I can't even get a look -- to see if, for
>> instance, I can wipe out all of "education" and "games" at one
I left it running all night; this morning, it said it had
no "education" stuff installed. If it had shown that -- by
presence or absence of a check-mark, for instance, as pirut did --
I'd've been saved a long wait. And probably another one now :
it's checking what all games I have (should be none).
> It's very likely the yum backend is simply using a slow mirror.
> Although the mirror is supposed to end up geographically close
> to you, that doesn't mean you're not receiving data slowly.
> You can still run 'yum' at a command line -- I would recommend
> doing 'yum clean metadata' and retrying the update. I have
> seen this happen from time to time as well and in every case
> I've seen it's been the mirror on the other end.
I did that, and it went much quicker; I'll start
incorporating it into my routine -- unless "yum clean all"
includes it? Many thanks!
I have hunted, and I have lived.
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