yum issues with RedHat 5 servers

George Magklaras georgios at biotek.uio.no
Tue Jan 20 15:58:12 UTC 2009

OK, just to reply for an update. As you can see on the bugzilla, RedHat 
admitted some backend caching problems. These appear to be gone now, all 
of my systems update without a problem.

Best regards,

George Magklaras BSc Hons MPhil

Senior Computer Systems Engineer/UNIX-Linux Systems Administrator
EMBnet Technical Management Board
The Biotechnology Centre of Oslo,
University of Oslo

Aaron Bliss wrote:
> Hi all,
> On a consistent basis, several RedHat 5 servers produce the following error
> when attempting to update the boxes:
> error was [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
> Googling this error, I've tried:
> yum clean all
> yum clean metadata
> rm -rf /var/cache/yum/*
> None of those seem to have any lasting effect.  We have several Centos
> servers, none of which have this issue.  This problem is only effecting
> RedHat servers.  Is there any real solution to this problem?  Is there
> anyone actually affiliated with RedHat that can say this issue is being
> addressed?  I've found a post dated back to 2006 speaking of this issue:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/rhelv5-beta-list/2006-September/msg00170.htm
> l
> Obviously not being able to consistently patch servers is a serious issue.
> Aaron

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