Linux tip, Fedora tip / howto: yum is stuck
yum is stuckSuddenly yum refused to run (using Fedora 8 here). Apparently there can be many reasons for this. You can get yum to give you some more info by running it like this:
yum -d 10
The last two lines I then get from yum are:
Reading Local RPMDBM
Setting up Package Sacks
The steps I took to fix it (one or more may work for you):
This did the trick, unfortunately I didn't test properly, so now I don't know which of the steps were required and which weren't...