[CentOS] Nmap update checksum failures.

Wed Feb 15 11:49:20 UTC 2006
William L. Maltby <BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com>

On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 04:36 -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 08:02 -0300, Adriano Frare wrote:
> > <snip bunch of diag log
> >

> > >>Error Downloading Packages:
> > >>  nmap - 2:4.01-1.2.el4.rf.i386: failure:
> > >>RPMS/nmap-4.01-1.2.el4.rf.i386.rpm from rpmforge: [Errno 256] No more
> > >>mirrors to try.
> > >>  nmap-frontend - 2:4.01-1.2.el4.rf.i386: failure: RPMS/nmap-
> > >>frontend-4.01-1.2.el4.rf.i386.rpm from rpmforge: [Errno 256] No more
> > >>mirrors to try.
> OK ... I think we may have 2 separate problems here.
> One problem is a mirror that shows zero length on a file in dag's repo
> which is critical to be able to do updates at all.  To fix this problem,
> I don't use that mirror at all for dag repo files ... here is my dag
> repo entry:
> [dag]
> name=Dag-EL$releasever
> baseurl=http://dag.linux.iastate.edu/dag/redhat/el$releasever/en/$basearch/dag
> http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/apt.sw.be/redhat/el$releasever/en/$basearch/dag/
> http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/dag/redhat/el$releasever/en/$basearch/dag/
> gpgcheck=1
> enabled=1
> This solves the error that the mirror http://apt.sw.be/ is routinely
> broken ... 

A couple of weeks ago, I was advised to install (and presumably use)
rpmforge. Recently I moved dag's repo def out of the way and let the
rpmforge stuff take over. Can I safely update the rpmforge.repo to not
reference the remote mirror list (removing this reference is fraught
with risk if changes occur?) and use the local file version (mirrors-
rpmforge) updated to look similar to yours and still use rpmforge?

Anyway, I'll do that *unless* you say "STOP!".

> BUT there is also a problem specifically with nmap ... it is a broken
> package checksum in the yum metadata files.  Last time Dag had this
> problem it was a bug with the way the createrepo -c function worked.

Do [I|we|you] need to do anything re notification to Dag? Do you feel
the file is essentially OK and should I try to install by override the
checking? Is that possible?

Thanks for making time,
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