yum mirrors not in sync

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Wed May 17 14:27:56 UTC 2006

Tony Nelson wrote:
> At 4:31 AM -0500 5/17/06, Javier Perez wrote:
>> On 5/12/06, Tony Nelson <tonynelson at georgeanelson.com> wrote:
>>> For the past couple of weeks or so, the various mirrors for fedora
>>> updates(at least) have not even been close to sync'ed with the main repo
>>> or each other.  Many posters have reported problems that come down to
>>> un-sync'ed mirrors -- though yum may be making it worse by changing
>>> mirrors on each file of a transaction (?).
>>> I frequently have to Ctrl-c out of yum and "yum clean metadata" after a
>>> mirror that is far in the past deletes hundreds of updates.  I sometimes
>>> have to re-issue the original command after "repodata does not match
>>> checksum" and "no more mirrors to try" -- it usually works on the second
>>> (or third try), with the same metadata as before.  I have a workaround
>>> that I won't mention here, as it doesn't scale.
>>> For FC4, there were local mirror lists, such as .us.east or .uk.  I
>>> don't see this for FC5.  Should there be local mirror lists for FC5?
>>> I don't see any bugs on the sync issue, but I may not be looking at the
>>> right place (Fedora Infrastructure/unspecified/update system).
>>> Do others feel that this is a current problem with yum updates?
>>> Should I file a bug, and where?
>> I want to second on this.
>> What is happening to the updates repository?
>> This is crazy. If I want to do a rational yum update I have to keep
>> disabling the updates repo.
>> What can I do about it?
> Well, disabling the "updates" repo would pretty much ruin doing updates, so
> I don't think that's a good workaround.  You could pick a single (good)
> mirror out of the mirrorlist and stick with that one.  Use the mirrorlist
> URL in a web browser to get the mirrors for a repo, and edit the repo file
> to use that as a base url instead.  (Apparantly several base urls can be
> listed, if you want more than one mirror.)
> I'm still not sure if this is a widespread problem (though I don't see how
> it could not be).
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    Yes it's a very wide spread problem. I have used yum install xyz and 
it stops saying not found. I just do it again and often it finds xyz and 
installs it.

    I thought yum was too good to be true, and it is.

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