yum update failing (problem with download.fedora.us)?

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at verizon.net
Fri Mar 12 03:21:15 UTC 2004

Andrew Farris wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-03-11 at 15:23 -0500, Neal D. Becker wrote:
>> All day long yum update is failing, is there a problem with
>> download.fedora.us?
> Probably... too many people are using the main mirror and it timed out.
> Configure an alternate mirror.  This faq will probably help.
> http://fedora.artoo.net/
> It is normal for yum or up2date to fail on not downloading all the
> headers sometimes, especially when not using an alternate mirror.
> Ideally only mirrors would use the redhat servers.

No, there is something really wrong with yum.  I can't seem to track it down
yet.  It keeps getting an exception

I added some debug to urlgrabber.py.  Here's what is happening:
TRY #1:
http://download.fedora.us/fedora/fedora/1.90/i386/yum/stable/headers/header.info /var/cache/yum/stable/header.info
1 0 None None None
EXCEPTION: [Errno 7] HTTP Error (BadStatusLine):

But, I can invoke python and run the urllib call manually, without error
Python 2.3.3 (#1, Feb 17 2004, 11:50:50)
[GCC 3.3.2 20040119 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.2-8)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import urllib2
>>> f=urllib2.urlopen
>>> f.info()
<httplib.HTTPMessage instance at 0xf6d2b5cc>

I'm baffled.

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