[Yum] misleading output with "-C" option

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at mindspring.com
Mon Dec 29 08:55:36 UTC 2003


On Sun, 28 Dec 2003, seth vidal wrote:

> > Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
> > Server: Fedora 1 - Base
> > Server: Fedora 1 - Stable
> > Server: Fedora 1 - Testing
> > Server: Fedora 1 - Unstable
> > Server: Fedora 1 - Updates
> > Server: Fedora 1 - Updates testing
> > Server: Freshrpms 1 - Freshrpms
> > Server: Freshrpms 1 - Testing Updates
> > Server: Freshrpms 1 - Updates
> > Server: Livna 1 - updates
> > Finding updated packages
> > Downloading needed headers
> > ... lots of installed packages listed here ...
> > 
> >   in all fairness, based on how quickly it runs, it seems that the command
> > isn't really consulting the repos, but still, it's confusing to get the
> > impression that it is.  is there a reason for this?
> 
> It's parsing the Cached files. And checking the cached headers. Just b/c
> they are on the local disk doesn't mean their not corrupt. So yum has to
> check the files and the headers. In caching mode if it finds a corrupt
> header it deletes the header(if it can) and removes the file from the
> available database.

ah, gotcha. thanks.

rday




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