I am having issues with using Yum on Redhat 7. Yum does nothing ("Unresponsive") when installing any package or updating even with sudo or root.

Here's what I did:

  1. yum install update
  2. rpm --rebuilddb
  3. yum clean all

yum install update or yum remove <any_package_name> makes putty shell unresponsive. yum search <pkg_name> works. yum clean all does not work either -- same symptoms. I did rpm rebuilddb, with no issues. This happened when I tried to remove webmin with yum remove webmin.


I solved my rpm unresponsive issue with:

cd /var/lib
mv rpm rpm.orig
mkdir rpm
restorecon -Rv rpm
rpm --rebuilddb


  1. https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/rebuilding-corrupted-rpm-database.html
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