[ILUG] Fedora and YUM
bigbro at skynet.ie
Fri Mar 26 10:53:43 GMT 2004
I believe this is mostly due to the fact that the yum mirrors seems
to be woefully out of date. There are partial mirrors etc. all over the
place - so what you are seeing happen is that you are getting a
corrupt/partial download of postfix - which the yum on your machine
detects as bad (does not match the MD5 sum) - so it goes to another
mirror and downloads another copy of postfix, which in your case seems
to be okay (matches MD5 sum) and so it installs it.
Hope this helps.
Jason Corcoran wrote:
> Decided you upgrade my Mandrake 9.0 distro last night and went for
> Fedora. So I downloaded the three iso's and installed the distro.
> On the installation one note - When I picked to use disk druid it was
> giving out about the partitions that my mandrake install created and
> would not use them, so I had to go back in and backup my data and nuke
> the partitions. Not a biggy it was mostly a machine for testing software
> that was built in house anyway.
> But to my question....
> Using the default yum.conf I proceeded to do a yum list and after about
> an hour of downloading header files (old machine on a cable internet
> link) if I do a yum install <package> I get the following....
> [root at www root]# yum -y install postfix
> Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
> Server: Fedora Core 1 - i386 - Base
> Server: Fedora Core 1 - i386 - Released Updates
> Finding updated packages
> Downloading needed headers
> Resolving dependencies
> Dependencies resolved
> I will do the following:
> [install: postfix 2:2.0.11-5.i386]
> Getting postfix-2.0.11-5.i386.rpm
> postfix-2.0.11-5.i386.rpm 100% |=========================| 252 kB 05:32
> error: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: MD5 digest: BAD
> Expected(39f07b1184f574700b890971b17be78c) !=
> It then proceeds to download and install, in this case, postfix. Is this
> a configuration problem of have I missed a step when getting the initial
> information from the yum repository.
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