Unable to use dnf to update Openssl [Was: Re: Openssl heartbleed]

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Apr 9 03:48:16 UTC 2014


On Tue, 2014-04-08 at 21:39 -0500, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:00:54 +1000
> Ankur Sinha <sanjay.ankur at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 2014-04-08 at 17:57 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > > 
> > > The update has been available since yesterday afternoon. You have to
> > > restart your services after installing it.
> > 
> > So, I tried to update openssl as the announcement suggested. I
> > couldn't do it via dnf:
> > 
> > http://paste.fedoraproject.org/92743/70087521
> > 
> > Yum worked just fine:
> > http://paste.fedoraproject.org/92744/13970085
> > 
> > Is something the matter with dnf's solver? Bug worth filing?
> 
> it is how dnf is designed to work. it refreshes the cache in the
> background periodically. so wont have the new metadata. "dnf clean
> metadata" followed by "dnf update" should have worked okay. It's a side
> effect and design decision of dnf.

I don't see what metadata has to do with it, it's a simple transaction
to update two package files that exist locally. No repo metadata ought
to be involved. If it works with yum it should work with dnf.
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