[CentOS-devel] Bad checksums in repodata

Wed Jul 30 22:30:20 UTC 2008
Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu>

It seems like there are some bad checksums in the updates repodata for 
the x86_64 5.2 tree (the onlyone I've checked).  Trying to update a 
freshly installed (and fairly minimal, so I don't know exactly how 
many packages are affected) system I get:

http://$myserver/yum/updates/centos-5/x86_64/RPMS/selinux-policy-targeted-2.4.6-137.1.el5.noarch.rpm: [Errno -1] Package does not match intended download
http://$myserver/yum/updates/centos-5/x86_64/RPMS/yum-3.2.8-9.el5.centos.2.1.noarch.rpm: [Errno -1] Package does not match intended download
http://$myserver/yum/updates/centos-5/x86_64/RPMS/selinux-policy-2.4.6-137.1.el5.noarch.rpm: [Errno -1] Package does not match intended download

And, indeed, checking the sha1sums of those packages against the values in 
repodata/primary.xml.gz shows that they differ.  I verified this against 
multiple mirrors.  Running 'createrepo' fixes the issue.

It seems like there's already a hint of this as Issue 2997.


Joshua Baker-LePain
QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin