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Re: "Metadata file does not match checksum" error

I first thought it was a fastmirror plugin error :


Thomas Canniot

Le jeudi 11 mai 2006 à 13:44 -0600, Michal Jaegermann a écrit :
> I wonder if others are seeing similar things of that sort.   I am
> trying update a package from rawhide, not even extras/development,
> so I start 'yum update some_package' and now yum reads repository
> metadata and after that it begins:
> ....
> primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 862 kB    00:08
> ftp://fedora.bu.edu/fedora/extras/development/x86_64/repodata/primary.xml.gz: [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
> Trying other mirror.
> ....
> After that yum goes with the same effect, fetching on every step the
> same 862 kB, through
> ftp://fedora.mirrors.tds.net/
> http://download.fedoraproject.org/
> http://fedora.server4you.net/
> http://fedora.cat.pdx.edu/
> http://mirror.linux.duke.edu/
> http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/
> http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/
> http://fedora.gtlib.cc.gatech.edu/
> before finding eventually some mirror with a metadata file which it
> is willing to accept.  Pretty annoying if one is on the other end of
> not-so-fast DSL line and some of these servers are not in a great
> hurry too.  Extra spurious beating on mirrors as well.
> Yes, I know that in this case I could restart the process with
> '--disablerepo=extra*' but once yum started it is not so easy
> to dissuade it from continuing (and one hopes - oh, maybe the
> next server ....).
> As a matter of fact I have seen recently similar things not only
> with rawhide but trying to fetch updates for some FC5 installations
> while this apparently worked much better in the past.
> I am curious what is responsible for these happenings and what can be
> done to prevent, or at least alleviate, that.
>   Michal

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