stop stupidly telling people to do "yum clean all" when it's not necessary

Fernando Cassia fcassia at
Wed Sep 16 02:26:40 UTC 2009

On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 11:22 PM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-09-13 at 15:11 -0500, Aaron Konstam wrote:
>> I think it would be more pleasant to use the word "wrong" instead of
>> "stupid". Just for better relations between posters.
> If it wasn't so commonly badly advised, I might agree.  But it's often
> the first thing, and only, thing said to people, and by far too many
> posters, despite the (far less frequent) sensible warnings not to offer
> that advice.
> I say it's dumb/stupid, because it's usually given without rhyme or
> reason by one person who doesn't really know what they're advising to
> another person who doesn't know what they're doing.  Just like the old
> close windows, open windows, reboot, retry, routine, where people expect
> an idiotic sequence of events to magically fix some problem.

But have you really tried yum clean all?? Maybe it´ll work in your system...

-sorry, couldn´t resist-

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