Re: Unfinished transactions remaining:

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On Tue, 22 May 2012 01:05:04 +0200, TM (Timothy) wrote:

> A couple of days ago I started to yum-remove a package
> (I don't recall which)
> and I was told that a vast array of packages
> would also be removed.
> I ^C-ed to stop the process,
> as I wasn't sure whether I would be asked for my permission
> before the packages were removed.
> Now when I run "yum update" I am told
> "There are unfinished transactions remaining.
> You might consider running yum-complete-transaction first to finish them."
> If I run this program, I am again told that the same vast array of packages
> (including some if not all kernels) will be removed.
> Again I ^C to stop the program,
> as I am not sure my permission will be asked
> before the removal begins.
> If I ignore the warning and continue yum-update
> I get the error
> -------------------------------
> Error: Package: glibc-2.12-1.47.el6_2.12.x86_64 (updates)
>            Requires: glibc-common = 2.12-1.47.el6_2.12
>            Installed: glibc-common-2.12-1.47.el6_2.9.x86_64 (@updates)
>                glibc-common = 2.12-1.47.el6_2.9
>            Available: glibc-common-2.12-1.47.el6.x86_64 (base)
>                glibc-common = 2.12-1.47.el6
>            Available: glibc-common-2.12-1.47.el6_2.5.x86_64 (updates)
>                glibc-common = 2.12-1.47.el6_2.5
>            Available: glibc-common-2.12-1.47.el6_2.12.x86_64 (updates)
>                glibc-common = 2.12-1.47.el6_2.12
>  You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
> ** Found 4 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows:
> bash-4.1.2-9.el6_2.x86_64 is a duplicate with bash-4.1.2-8.el6.centos.x86_64
> glibc-common-2.12-1.47.el6_2.12.x86_64 is a duplicate with glibc-
> common-2.12-1.47.el6_2.9.x86_64
> glibc-common-2.12-1.47.el6_2.12.x86_64 has missing requires of config(glibc-
> common) = ('0', '2.12', '1.47.el6_2.12')
> glibc-common-2.12-1.47.el6_2.12.x86_64 has missing requires of glibc = ('0', 
> '2.12', '1.47.el6_2.12')
> -------------------------------
> I've tried all the cleanup measures I know, "sudo yum clean all",
> "sudo package-cleanup --dupes", "sudo package-cleanup --problems",
> "sudo yum update glibc glibc-common", but none of them do the trick.
> Any advice or suggestions gratefully received.
> Ps: I should have confessed at the outset that this is on a machine
> running CentOS-6.2.
> But the problem seems a generic yum issue.

Not really. You've messed up your installation a bit, and taking a look
at the full output of

  rpm -qa glibc\* bash\*

would be helpful. Plain RPM does still exist, so certainly it's possible
to remove duplicate packages with "rpm" and appropriate options.

Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle) - Linux 3.3.6-3.fc17.x86_64
loadavg: 0.47 0.33 0.47
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