[CentOS] centos 5.5 -software updater-break in download

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at gmail.com
Thu Nov 25 22:51:06 EST 2010


On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 11:54 AM, Tris Hoar <trishoar at bgfl.org> wrote:
> On 25/11/2010 16:44, Johan Scheepers wrote:
>> Good day,
>>
>> New to centos,
>> New install .
>> Using - Software updater
>> While updating - downloading 73 updates there was a break in the download.
>> The break happened close to the end.
>> Now when using software updater again will it start all over again?
>> Go on where the break happened?
>> Could not find on google this issue
>> Kindly some advice please.
>> Thanks,   Regards
>> Johan
>>
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> Hi Johan,
>
> Yum should just re-download the required packages.
> As Yum downloads data it stores it in /var/cache/yum/**repo** (where
> repo is a subfolder for each repository)
> If you wish to remove this cache you can run something like
> yum clean all.

If the update is done before material starts expiring. But yes, the
old packages will stick around for a while if not successfully
installed.

It's often helpful with that many updates and a remote upstream Yum
server to pick and update a few of the bulkier packages first, such as
glibc, and update the rest on the next go-around.


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