[CentOS] yum update success+failure

Tue Sep 30 16:00:54 UTC 2014
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Tue, September 30, 2014 9:07 am, ken wrote:
> Just doing "yum update" on two machines (and only two), both centos
> 5.10, one of them updated something like 22 packages, the other just 4.
>   Packages which were updated on the first, but didn't get updated on
> the second machine include: gcc, httpd, kernel-2.6.18-398.el5, and
> probably a couple more.  Trying the update on the second machine again
> (a few times), it always ends, "No Packages marked for Update".
> So now the first has:
> gcc-4.1.2-55.el5
> httpd-2.2.3-91.el5.centos
> kernel-2.6.18-371.12.1.el5.centos.plus
> while the second has:
> gcc-4.1.2-54.el5
> httpd-2.2.3-87.el5.centos
> kernel-2.6.18-371.11.1.el5
> WTH???

Quite likely they just hit two different mirrors, one mirror is probably
already fully in sync with master, the other is not. As it was already
mentioned on this list, with big release (5.11 it is this time) it takes
time for all mirrors to synchronize.


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247