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> new SL6.2 install, can't run updates
boy412
 Posted: May 1 2012, 08:55 PM
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I have reproduced this on two machines now. These were both brand new installs of SL 6.2 (x64), set up as basic servers. Once the install process had completed (and I set up a non-root user, configured networking) I went to see if there were any updates. The result looked like this:

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# yum update
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security
sl                                                                                                                                                                                                               | 3.2 kB     00:00    
sl-security                                                                                                                                                                                                      | 1.9 kB     00:00    
sl-security/primary_db                                                                                                                                                                                           | 2.3 MB     00:00    
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.2/x86_64/updates/security/repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
Trying other mirror.
sl-security/primary_db                                                                                                                                                                                           | 2.3 MB     00:00    
http://ftp1.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.2/x86_64/updates/security/repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
Trying other mirror.
sl-security/primary_db                                                                                                                                                                                           | 2.3 MB     00:00    
http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.2/x86_64/updates/security/repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
Trying other mirror.
sl-security/primary_db                                                                                                                                                                                           | 2.3 MB     00:07    
ftp://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.2/x86_64/updates/security/repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
Trying other mirror.
sl-security/primary_db                                                                                                                                                                                           | 2.3 MB     00:00    
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.2/x86_64/updates/security/repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
Trying other mirror.
sl-security/primary_db                                                                                                                                                                                           | 2.3 MB     00:00    
http://ftp1.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.2/x86_64/updates/security/repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
Trying other mirror.
sl-security/primary_db                                                                                                                                                                                           | 2.3 MB     00:00    
http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.2/x86_64/updates/security/repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
Trying other mirror.
sl-security/primary_db                                                                                                                                                                                           | 2.3 MB     00:07    
ftp://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.2/x86_64/updates/security/repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
Trying other mirror.
Error: failure: repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2 from sl-security: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.


I did a yum-clean all and tried to update again but I got the same errors. I was able to reproduce this on another machine, again a fresh install. I also ran yum-clean all on an existing SL 6.2 box...and now IT can't update either. I'm stumped. Is something just amiss with the repos?

I started putting one of these boxes together at home and was able to run the initial round of updates. I can't see how the repos would be getting filtered here at work...and even if they were, wouldn't I be getting a different kind of error message? Like a connection error and not a "metadata file does not match checksum" error? I have a few Ubuntu VM's left that have no trouble connecting to their repos.

How would I go about testing to see if the SL repos are being filtered or otherwise blocked? I can browse the various repo directories in a Web browser...and I can ping external IP addresses from the problem boxes. Not sure what to try next. unsure.gif
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 Posted: May 1 2012, 10:26 PM
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I'd guess it's related to this:
http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=1568

Try again once the scheduled outage is over.


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