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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003476CentOS-5yumpublic2013-01-21 16:07
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Product Version5.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003476: yum refuses to upgrade anything if filelist.xml.gz is damaged in the repository or if the server does not respond
DescriptionWhen yum starts upgrade or update, it looks into repositories. If its filelist.xml.gz is damaged or the server does not respond and no alternative repository is known. yum refuses to update/upgrade anything although most files are accessible and do not depend on the defunct repository. It would be better if yum just did not upgrade files from the wrong repository and files depending on the contents of the wrong repository and upgraded everything else.
Additional InformationThis is my persistent error message from running "yum upgrade" or "yum update":

filelists.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 137 kB 00:00 [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
Trying other mirror.
Error: failure: repodata/filelists.xml.gz from adobe-linux-i386: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
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Charlie Brady

Charlie Brady

2009-04-02 20:03

reporter   ~0009024

If yum cannot read filelists.xml.gz from a repository, it does now know which packages that repository contains. If it were to proceed, it might "upgrade files from the wrong repository" which is just what you say that you don't want it to do.

You have an easy workaround - --disable-repo=adobe-linux-i386 (or permanently disable the repo which no longer works).


2013-01-21 07:35

reporter   ~0016310

I had the same problem on a 5.8 version, but a yum clean all has solved the problem and the update workd like expected

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2009-04-02 11:14 icebearsoft New Issue
2009-04-02 20:03 Charlie Brady Note Added: 0009024
2013-01-21 07:35 c_patr02 Note Added: 0016310
2013-01-21 16:07 toracat Status new => closed
2013-01-21 16:07 toracat Resolution open => no change required