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Re: yum issues with RedHat 5 servers



Hi,

After digging into this a bit more it looks like the ""Error: failed to
retrieve repodata/primary.xml.gz from rhel-x86_64-server-5" error is
part of an issue on RHN. This will also be addressed by the fix going
out next week.

To recap:

* Several of the problems discussed on this thread are related to an RHN
problem that should be fixed next week
* Other issues are part of a yum bug that will be fixed with 5.3, which
is also going to be released soon

If anyone needs more detail or has any questions just let me know.

Thanks again.

Sam

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 10:32 PM, Aaron Bliss <abliss brockport edu> wrote:

> As a long time RedHat user and customer, honestly this is one of the lamest
> issues I've seen with a RedHat ES/AS distribution, in so much is that it
> seems to be related directly with rhn and that this prevents us essentially
> from routinely being able to schedule patches to our servers and to install
> software to the servers on the fly (I wonder how much flack Mirosoft would
> take if they had this sort of issue with Windows Update).  I don't mean to
> bash the distribution here (I'm actually moving our organization to RedHat
> from a predominately Solaris environment), however having done some
> googling
> around, this is an issue that has existed since RedHat 5 was in beta....
>
> I was able to update one of the servers I'm having trouble with, only to
> turn around literally 2 minutes later to run yum check-update on the exact
> same box, and to run into the exact error again...
>
> Aaron
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:
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> On Behalf Of George Magklaras
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 10:38 AM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: Re: yum issues with RedHat 5 servers
>
> I confirm that we face the same problem with various servers and we
> attribute this to RHN capacity issues. We had some luck if we delete the
> /var/spool/up2date/loginAuth.pkl in some of our boxes. For others we
> have not managed.
>
> Does anyone know if there is a redhat bugzilla report for this? This
> might raise the status of the issue. If I do not find one, I shall raise
> one.
>
> GM
>
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>
> 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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