[Yum] better error handling in yum?

Michael Stenner mstenner at ece.arizona.edu
Thu Apr 29 22:07:34 UTC 2004


On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 03:05:34PM -0700, Dan Hollis wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Apr 2004, seth vidal wrote:
> > 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?
> 
> Just relaying the actual error message given to you directly by the server 
> seems most straightforward to me. Theres quite a lot of different codes 
> and instead of writing code to parse and handle them all, just pass on 
> what the server says. (obvious?)

That _IS_ the error.  The error is the lack of a content-length
header.  "no content-length returned".  This usually suggests that
you've hit dynamic content such as a directory listing.  It's not a
network error, but an indication that you're not getting what you
think (an rpm or headers.info).

					-Michael
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