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I've started a fresh VPS with CentOS 5. As the first step, wanted to update all packages so I executed yum update

It showed the list of packages to be upgraded - 86 in total, 98 Mb download size.

Then when in prompts: Is this ok [y/N]:

I type y, press Enter, and it gives this output:

Existing on user Command
Complete!

Nothing updates - when I run yum update repeatedly, same thing happens over and over.

I did all of:

yum clean all
yum clean metadata
yum clean dbcache
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It seems to be a strange bug.

You can still update it using either -y argument:

yum -y update

(it will stop prompting that)

or a yes tool:

yes | yum update

(it will always enter "y")

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Tried the 1st option, it worked. I hope the bug itself is fixed in the update that came in. Thanks for a quick response! –  ulmas Aug 4 '13 at 17:14
    
After working on the server for some more, I noticed that even the commands like rm don't work when you submit y. Turns out it's the Java browser based SSH client provided by the provider. When I switched to PuTTY, everything worked fine. –  ulmas Aug 4 '13 at 21:15

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