[Yum] i screwed up

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu May 13 19:13:04 UTC 2010

On Thu, 13 May 2010, Richard Ray wrote:

>> Are you perhaps running out of disk space somewhere?
> no
> got gigs free

All partitions? including /tmp and /var/tmp if they are separate 

> correct
> if i disable addons repo all is well
> md5sum shows the primary.xml.gz file is the same as the one on working 
> machines

okay - then a simple test.

wget the primary.xml.gz from the addons repos on that machine.

do it at the prmpt then run
xmllint --noout primary.xml.gz

maybe you have a weird proxycache in front of that system?

> yes, yum does not work :)
> it has been running as configured for several years

See - I like it when people say things like the above "running as 
configured for years" - that's nice to hear.

> i ran 'yum update' to update from 5.3 to 5.4
> update had no problems
> i performed the same update on several other machines and had no problem
> all machines are configured pretty much the same
> all machines are 32 bit

can you run a:

rpm -Va

look for anything _odd_


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