fedora errors

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Sat Jul 12 02:39:25 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-07-11 at 21:26 +0100, Thomas Ellis wrote:
> try a 'yum clean all' then 'yum update' first..? 

Do not advise people to do a "yum clean all" as a blunt instrument.  It
wipes out all RPMs they've cached, which is unnecessary, and increases
the workload on mirrors when they unnecessarily refetch all the RPMs
that they lost.

If they've got screwy metadata, which can mess up using YUM, then it's
better to just "yum clean metadata"

"yum clean all" is up there along with "format and reinstall" as dopey

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