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Re: yum mirrors not in sync

Tony Nelson wrote:
At 4:31 AM -0500 5/17/06, Javier Perez wrote:

On 5/12/06, Tony Nelson <tonynelson 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).

It is from time to time, Tony.  A few hours wait seems to fix it, usually.

Cheers, Gene

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