Downloading "powerpc-rtems4.10 gcc" for a few hours on Fedora 12

Darren Burridge bug_slayer at
Thu Apr 29 15:21:50 UTC 2010

I recently had trouble with rtems & Yum over the weekend and Monday. It was
an infinite ETA problem in Yum extender. In Yum it just locked.
Joel's fix was:
"The earlier message showed that was giving trouble.
In /etc/yum.repos.d/rtems-4.10.repo, just use not
the mirrorlist.

The fix worked for me. I hope this helps your situation. I'm posting it because it appears it may be related.

> Subject: Re: Downloading "powerpc-rtems4.10 gcc" for a few hours on Fedora 12
> From: dufault at
> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:17:47 -0400
> To: ralf.corsepius at
> CC: rtems-users at
> On Apr 29, 2010, at 10:57 , Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > The details are bit more difficult :)
> > 
> > I guess, what you actually want is running yum with a "hot cache",
> Man, this is DEFINITELY not what I want to do. As I'm sure you know, I just want it to WORK. I've installed Fedora 12 to make it easier to work with RTEMS since then you're doing all the hard work, not to learn more about Linux.
> > i.e. to keep the files below /var/cache/yum between yum runs and reuse them when needed.
> > 
> > The trick to achieve this is to set
> > keepcache=1
> > in /etc/yum.conf.
> > 
> > With this option set, /var/cache/yum/* will fill with all packages you install (c.f. man 5 yum.conf).
> > 
> Thanks, Ralf, maybe I'll look back at this next time I update and it keeps grinding to a halt. This time, as I kept using "find" to try to locate where "yum update" was putting the files, and I kept going back into the other window, typing ^C, and re-starting the "yum update" every 20 seconds or so. I eventually got all the updates downloaded before I found out where the files were being put, and then everything installed cleanly. I probably left 100 half-finished downloads running at the update site, slowing it down even more.
> It's odd that I'm only having issues with the RTEMS updates. I googled a few things about "yum updates stopping" but couldn't locate anything clear.
> Peter
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