[K12OSN] yum problems on dialup

Gavin Chester sales at ecosolutions.com.au
Fri Jun 2 09:12:31 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-01 at 01:58 +0000, Gavin Chester wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-05-30 at 11:29 -0700, Eric Harrison wrote:
> > Gavin Chester wrote:
> -snip-
> > > 
> > > Now, I just have to tackle that issue of the XML file not parsing
> > > correctly when I use the repo 'extras'.  Perhaps the first thing I
> > > should do is restore the original repo file by removing my pasted-in
> > > Australian mirror for that repo.  See how I go :-) 
> > 
> > I'm guessing that the XML parsing issue will be resolved by increasing
> > the timeout.
> > The parsing error is probably due to the fact that you downloaded PART
> > of the file before it timed out.
> You were definitely on the right track there, Eric.  As mentioned
> before, following your guide to increase yum timeout worked except for
> the repos that had been giving XML parsing errors.  After checking the
> detail of those files, I eventually took the plunge and deleted the
> errant XML file, hoping it would be recreated at the next run of
> 'update'.  My hunch proved correct and all parsing errors vanished.


Just one final word on this for the sake of the archives:

I have had several repeats of the XML file parsing error.  It is
generated by the timeouts and can affect any repository repomd.xml file.
When run from the command line, yum tells which repomd.xml file is
affected.  You fix things by deleting the offending file before
re-running the yum operation - if you don't the parsing problem will


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