[CentOS-mirror] Re: [CentOS-devel] Re: Failed: yum install ghostscript-fonts texi2html

Brandon Davidson brandond at uoregon.edu
Tue Jul 22 08:32:24 UTC 2008

(Cross-posted to Mirror list due to probable relevancy)

Jerry Amundson wrote:
 >>> Error Downloading Packages:
 >>>  ghostscript-fonts - 5.50-13.1.1.noarch: failure:
 >>> CentOS/ghostscript-fonts-5.50-13.1.1.noarch.rpm from base: [Errno 256]
 >>> No more mirrors to try.
 >>>  texi2html - 1.76-4.fc6.noarch: failure:
 >>> CentOS/texi2html-1.76-4.fc6.noarch.rpm from base: [Errno 256] No more
 >>> mirrors to try.
 >> All mirrors failed with -
 >>  [Errno 9] Requested Range Not Satisfiable
 > Only x86_64.
 > i386 installs successfully.

I'm showing a number of 416 errors in my mirror's Apache log files. They 
all appear to be for CentOS 5.2 x86_64 noarch packages.

It's possible that this is due to some problems that are currently being 
discussed in -mirror. hughesjr recently rebuilt the hardlink structure 
for 5.2 x86_64 noarch packages, following reports of files that failed 
to match their checksums.

I personally have set:

FileETag MTime

in my mirror Apache config, which probably has left my server caching 
information and advertising ETag validity for files that have since 
shrunk following the relinking. Clients are left asking for more file 
than currently exists.

Restarting the server is an immediate fix; but I should probably also be 
including at least Size in there... or maybe just unset it and let the 
default "INode MTime Size" work its magic.

It's possible that the metadata files also have some influence on what 
content ranges are requested, but I'm not a Yum expert so I can't say 
for sure.


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