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I have a RHEL 6.4 server and I cannot use the yum command from within an SSH connection. If I execute any yum command (yum update, yum install, yum clean all) I get the following:

Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager

It stays there forever, no matter how long I leave it. Nothing else ever appears. The GUI is not accessible, so I cannot use the package manager. I've tried clearing the db files. Our subscription is still current. We are using the default RHEL repositories, no third party repositories have been added.

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Can you see a lot of CPU or HDD usage when this happens? – lopsided98 Apr 17 '13 at 17:37
Is there something that needs a GUI? It sounds like a problem due to the lack of X. Does yum have a pop up or something when not run as root? Do any windows appear when you run this locally? – terdon Apr 17 '13 at 17:51
@lopsided98: There is no CPU, HDD, or network access whatsoever. @ terdon: This is what I'm getting when using the terminal, not X. I was just mentioning that X is not an option right now so I can't use the GUI equivalent – Jay LaCroix Apr 17 '13 at 18:47
Is there another yum process running which would cause follow-on yum commands to wait for the itto complete? – ZaSter Apr 17 '13 at 20:50

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