Sometimes when you issue a yum install ‘package’ yum stalls on ‘Parsing package install arguments’ message without downloading any package or showing us anything.

To quickly fix this do the following:

First, type ctrl+c and quit the yum process

  1. killall -9 yum
  2. rm -Rf /var/lib/rpm/__db.*

At this point, retrying the hung yum command should succeed.
You will probably need to run ‘yum clean all’ after cleaning up the above mess before yum can make progress.

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