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Re: yum update problem

akonstam trinity edu said:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 11:41:42PM +0530, ashwin kesavan iyengar wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I tried to update my system using yum update option. While the
>> update was running the connection between my computer & ISP failed. But
>> yum continues tries to receive updates from the server, without knowing
>> the connection has failed. Then i have to kill the process with ctrl-c.
>> Is there a way to make yum to automatically stop upon
>> connection failure.
>> Thank you,
>> with regards, ashwin
> The -R command in yum might help you in this but I am not sure. Look
> at the man page.

You misunderstand what the -R does.  It is useful when running yum from a
cron job so that your traffic is randomized (instead of all the machines
hitting a server at the same time).

To the OP, look in your yum.conf and see what "retries" is set to.

William Hooper

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