Up2Date looses ..... / yum-rep

Paul W. Frields paul at frields.com
Fri Oct 31 17:53:30 UTC 2003

On Fri, 2003-10-31 at 11:54, Satish Balay wrote:
> > > I used up2date yesterday and it had to update about 20 packages.
> > > During it installation of kernel-source up2date died because it could 
> > > not install the package. The problem now is, that all packages that 
> > > where to be installed after kernel-source are de-installed!
> > [...snip...]
> > > I've entered a bug in bugzilla. ID is 108691
> > 
> > This looks closely related to my bug #108652, rather than the one it was
> > marked as duplicating in bugzilla. I added a comment in the hopes that
> > someone will see that this (and many of the other up2date problems that
> > keep reappearing on the list) could be taken care of by simply adding an
> > extra modicum of sanity checking during the process.
> Looks like all these issues are due to the mirrors (including
> ftp.redhat.com) not having a consistant yum repository (i.e
> headers/header.info not in sysc with the *.rpm files available on the
> mirror .)
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=107972
> The correct fix - I think, is to change the process with which
> ftp.redhat.com is updated.

While I completely agree that the proximate cause is on the server side,
this doesn't help the casual user who suddenly ends up with a broken
box, where packages are suddenly missing and the dependency tree is now
broken. Fixing the client to use a little bit of common sense to avoid
disaster is also a good idea, especially since it involves a minimum of

Paul W. Frields, RHCE

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