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

Dennis Gilmore dennis at ausil.us
Wed Apr 9 04:19:43 UTC 2014


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On Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:48:16 -0700
Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:

> 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.

I did not look at the fpastes. I assumed that it was pulling from
mirrors. a task that yum will be able to do but dnf won't

Dennis
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