"Metadata file does not match checksum" error

David Timms dtimms at bigpond.net.au
Thu May 11 22:06:56 UTC 2006

Thomas wrote:
> I first thought it was a fastmirror plugin error :
>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=188986
> Thomas Canniot
> Le jeudi 11 mai 2006 à 13:44 -0600, Michal Jaegermann a écrit :
>> I wonder if others are seeing similar things of that sort.   I am
>> trying update a package from rawhide, not even extras/development,
>> so I start 'yum update some_package' and now yum reads repository
>> metadata and after that it begins:
>> ....
>> primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 862 kB    00:08
>> ftp://fedora.bu.edu/fedora/extras/development/x86_64/repodata/primary.xml.gz: [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
>> Trying other mirror.
>> ....
>> After that yum goes with the same effect, fetching on every step the
>> same 862 kB, through
>> ftp://fedora.mirrors.tds.net/
>> http://download.fedoraproject.org/
>> http://fedora.server4you.net/
>> http://fedora.cat.pdx.edu/
>> http://mirror.linux.duke.edu/
>> http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/
>> http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/
>> http://fedora.gtlib.cc.gatech.edu/
>> before finding eventually some mirror with a metadata file which it
>> is willing to accept.  Pretty annoying if one is on the other end of
>> not-so-fast DSL line and some of these servers are not in a great
>> hurry too.  Extra spurious beating on mirrors as well.
>> Yes, I know that in this case I could restart the process with
>> '--disablerepo=extra*' but once yum started it is not so easy
>> to dissuade it from continuing (and one hopes - oh, maybe the
>> next server ....).
Hold down ctrl-c will exit yum after a few seconds.

>> As a matter of fact I have seen recently similar things not only
>> with rawhide but trying to fetch updates for some FC5 installations
>> while this apparently worked much better in the past.
On fedora-extras-list, someone said that for the last few days, packages 
have not been getting signed; possibly a problem with permissions - 
don't know if that would apply here.
Re: repodata on download.fedora.redhat.com not up to date


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