obscure behaviour with local mirror for rawhide
ggw at wolves.durham.nc.us
Mon Jul 7 15:01:42 UTC 2008
seth vidal wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 10:45 -0400, G.Wolfe Woodbury wrote:
>> I have a local NFS and HTTP mirror of rawhide (rsync from kernel.org)
>> that I use on my test i686 box for installs and updates.
>> Lately I am seeing an unusual behaviour with respect to using the local
>> mirror in conjunction with the "standard" mirrorlist configuration.
>> In "fedora-rawhide.repo" I install the local mirror as a "file://" entry
>> and leave mirrorlist enabled. (The mirror is uptodate and properly
>> mounted via NFS to the machine in question.)
>> The "Update System" process uses the local mirror to get headers and
>> resolve dependencies (evidence: no activity on the internet connection
>> via a router/switch during that phase of update process)
>> However, after dependency resolution, the system goes to the internet to
>> download the packages and seems to ignore the local repo. (Evidence: it
>> takes time to download each file and the internet gateway is showing
>> appropriate activity for each file downloaded.)
>> If I disable the "mirrorlist" in an attempt to force all local activity,
>> the system gives up on loading filelist2.sqlite.bz2 and reports no more
>> mirrors available for several files that *are* on the local repository.
> Then likely the local mirror's metadata is not properly in sync with
> what yum thinks it has. Which is why it switching above. You may not be
> seeing the mirror switch but it's doing it.
> Try grabbing this
> and running it against your local mirror to see if it is consistent.
Thank you, seth!
It claims that comps.xml (group) is not good. I'll try to force a new
download from the mirror and see if it clears up.
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