[CentOS] Trouble with 5.2==>5.3 upgrade

R P Herrold herrold at centos.org
Wed Apr 8 23:04:59 UTC 2009


On Wed, 8 Apr 2009, Blake Hudson wrote:

> 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.

They are.  The offending mirror was identified as stale by the 
mirrorlist system, and has aged out at this point ... the 
timeout which serves well generally may need to be tweaked 
around release time, but then too much load falls on too few 
when people start 'jumping the gun' seeking to get the 'latest 
and greatest' with manual tuneing.

'Latest and Greatest' gotta-havit-ism is a disease, of course, 
but one so afflicted cannot be swayed by reason and advice to 
take a deep breath and wait a couple days.  CentOSian's are 
not immune

-- Russ herrold


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