FAQ

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 11:48 AM, Akemi Yagi wrote:
On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 11:42 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
Somewhere in the process of doing a yum update from a terminal window
open in an NX/freenx desktop session, the whole session blew up -
perhaps when ssh restarted or when freenx was updated. The yum update
did not complete beyond that point and the session was gone when I
reconnected. Is that supposed to happen? (Centos 5.x)
Yes, it does happen. For more details, please see (warning, very long thread):

http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?viewmode=flat&topic_id166&forum7

If you now have a broken rpm database because of the interrupted yum
session, the thread has a remedy for that.
OK, that long thread caused a headache for someone (can't tell you
who), so I'm going to give you a shortcut.

Run the command:

rpm -qa --qf "%{NAME} %{ARCH}\n" | sort | uniq -c | awk '$1 != 1 {
print $2 }' | sort

If the output shows anything other than gpg-pubkey or kernel*, then
your rpm database is most likely broken. Go to #45 of that thread.
The OP nicely summarized the procedure to fix it.

Akemi / toracat

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