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Re: Updates SOLVED!



On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 08:17:02AM +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On 14/01/2008, Karl Larsen <k5di zianet com> wrote:
> >
> > I know have 2 mirrors to check and both error out when they
> > appear to stop getting much past 2.5 mb of the total 7.7 mb required.
> > Odd because I manually d/l the darn thing and it IS 7.7 Mb.
> >
> > Seems I need to figure out what is causing this problem.
> 
> It is strong evidence that a partial and possibly corrupted download
> still sits in /var/cache/yum/freshrpms/packages/ prior to your test.
> Yum attempts at continueing the download by fetching only the
> remainder instead of starting from scratch. It's a problem it doesn't
> escape from automatically. You need to do the necessary cleanup
> yourself (or point it to a working mirror if the mirror is the
> culprit).

Another possibility that Karl may have overlooked: if there is no more
space on the partition on which /var/cache/yum is located, you will get
a similar output, and a partial, corrupted download.
yum's error messages are not always very clear, unfortunately. 

David Jansen


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