[Yum] retrygrab() failed ...

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Fri Jan 9 13:23:09 UTC 2004


On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 08:19, David Relson wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> What does "retrygrab() failed for ..." mean?

It means the retry attempts all failed.

when yum cannot reach a repository it retries. It will do this equal to 
[main]retries= times.


> [root at osage log]# yum check-update
> Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
> Server: Mandrake Linux 9.2 - Base
> Server: Mandrake 9.2 - Contribs
> Server: Mandrake Linux 9.2 - Updates
> Finding updated packages
> Downloading needed headers
> retrygrab() failed for:
>  
> http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/yum-repository/mandrake/updates/9.2/i586/headers/XFree86-server-0-4.3-24.1.92mdk.i586.hdr
>   Executing failover method
> failover: out of servers to try
> Error getting file
> http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/yum-repository/mandrake/updates/9.2/i586/headers/XFree86-server-0-4.3-24.1.92mdk.i586.hdr
> [Errno 7] HTTP Error (CannotSendRequest): 
> 
> Does this indicate a problem in yum, my configuration, or at the mirror?

I'd guess either:
1. repository
or
2. someone put a transparent proxy up w/o telling you and it's timing
out keepalives quickly.

try 1 first.

-sv





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