[CentOS] yum update success+failure

Tue Sep 30 18:17:04 UTC 2014
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>

On 09/30/2014 12:00 PM Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> 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

That must have been it.  I just tried again and the second machine had 
41 packages updated, including those mentioned above.  For the record, 
no other yum commands were required.  I just needed to re-run the same 
old "yum update".

Thanks to all for the kind counsel,