[Yum] Error Moving headers?

Lawrence, Steve Steve.Lawrence at factiva.com
Tue Jun 29 16:54:38 UTC 2004

Howdy all,

I've come across a strange error, which goes thusly:

[root at rupert AS2.1]# yum-arch `pwd`
Digesting rpms 100 % complete: zlib-devel-1.1.4-8.2.1AS.i386.rpm
   Total: 400
   Used: 400
   Src: 0

Writing header.info file
Error moving headers to .oldheaders, fatal
Putting back old headers

Now, I've recently moved my rpm repository from local storage to a NAS
device, and I'm running yum-arch on that NAS share. It worked flawlessly
on the local device and I realise that this is most likely to be a NAS
configuration problem rather than a problem with YUM itself.

However, I was wondering if anyone can point me towards a clue about
what YUM is looking to do at this point. I see that it created a
'.newheaders' and a 'headers' directory, and I'm assuming that it's
trying to create an .oldheaders directory. And move what was in headers
(which didn't previously exist) into it. I'm stumped about why it's
failing though.


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