[CentOS] Trouble with 5.2==>5.3 upgrade

Blake Hudson blake at ispn.net
Wed Apr 8 22:17:03 UTC 2009


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Subject: Re: [CentOS] Trouble with 5.2==>5.3 upgrade
From: Blake Hudson <blake at ispn.net>
To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
Date: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 4:12:25 PM
> -------- Original Message  --------
> Subject: [CentOS] Trouble with 5.2==>5.3 upgrade
> From: R P Herrold <herrold at centos.org>
> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> Date: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 3:58:09 PM
>> On Wed, 8 Apr 2009, fred smith wrote:
>>
>>   
>>>>> Downloading Packages:
>>>>> (1/1): kernel-2.6.18-128. 100% |=========================|  15 MB    05:41
>>>>> http://centos.mirror.nac.net/5.3/updates/i386/RPMS/kernel-2.6.18-128.1.6.el5.i686.rpm: [Errno -1] Package does not match intended download
>>>>> Trying other mirror.
>>>>>         
>>>> http://mirror-status.centos.org/ is listing http://centos.mirror.nac.net/
>>>> as 2 days late, so you might have been hitting an incomplete mirror.
>>>>       
>>> Wouldn't surprise me. But I've tried this probably 10 times in the last
>>> 2-3 hours, would I always be that unlucky?
>>>
>>> And if so, how would I avoid that mirror?
>>>     
>>
>> This issue was just raised in the main IRC channel as well. 
>> By temporarily adding a line to /etc/hosts on the machine 
>> seeking to pull updates, of the follow form, it will fail on 
>> over to the next suggested entry:
>>
>> 127.0.0.2	centos.mirror.nac.net
>>
>> Remember to pull it out again in a few days.
>>
>> -- Russ herrold
>>   
>
> Yes, unfortunately the mechanism within yum to try another mirror 
> automatically seems to be broken in this instance. Perhaps someone 
> with more knowledge about yum can take a look?
>
> -Blake
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Any reason these bad mirrors are not pulled out of the rotation?  I had 
no idea that a single old mirror would stop yum in its tracks.
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