[Yum] better error handling in yum?

Michael Stenner mstenner at ece.arizona.edu
Thu Apr 29 21:55:42 UTC 2004

On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 06:00:20PM -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > This particular error message has been discussed many many times.
> > It's going away, so lets not get into it in great detail.  The problem
> > is that the code must be cross-protocol and there is not alway a
> > useful error message to report.  That particular check covers MANY
> > problems and it is not always possible to know precisely which of them
> > is happening.
> You know - it might be useful to say something just a bit more specific.
> Like:
> something is wrong with:
>  your connection
>  the server
>  your worldview
>  your politics
>  etc.
> ok so just the first two, really.
> but something to relate that the problem is at the repo or in your
> connection to the repo and not just a problem with the world.
> what do you think?

Hell, I think that's a great idea.  The most common causes of that
error are a screwy configuration or a screwy server.  It's not usually
a connection issue.  Perhaps  
  "No Content-Length returned - check the url"
or similar.

  Michael D. Stenner                            mstenner at ece.arizona.edu
  ECE Department, the University of Arizona                 520-626-1619
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