On Mon, 2008-02-25 at 14:46 -0800, Alan wrote:
> > Have you tried yum-complete-transaction?
> > If not do this:
> > yum install yum-utils
> > yum-complete-transaction
> > it should clean up your aborted transactions.
> Oh crap did that screw things up. It deleted about a dozen packages.
> whenever i try and log in I get "unable to authenticate" for EVERY user
> (including root) on the box.
boot it up in single user mode and see if you can get in and/or booting
I can get it to boot. Now I need to figure out what it deleted.
I may have to work on it tonight since I only have wireless access at work.
It should have removed those packages, if the transaction was where
claim then those were just extras left hanging around.
Since this has happened more than once, it may have gotten something else.
install.log does not list what got deleted. I will search for a yum log.
Then again there are lots of cases where simply finishing out the
removal portion of the transaction isn't enough.
I guess so.