metalink doesn't match

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at
Thu Apr 23 20:01:37 UTC 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 11:23:00AM -0400, James Antill wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-04-19 at 21:12 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > Did you 'yum clean all' before testing this?
>  This will never help. The error very likely means that MM hasn't picked
> up that a new repomd.xml has arrived ... but that repomd.xml has hit all
> the mirrors. Thus. the only available repodata is invalid.
>  If you have older cached repodata, then instead of:
> > > Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for
> > > repository: rawhide. Please verify its path and try again
>  It should revert to the old version and continue to work (so clean is
> actively harmful here).

Huh.  MM should update its database every 15-30 minutes or so, and the
mirrorlist cache every hour.  How out-of-date was the returned


Matt Domsch
Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO &

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