Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113021
up2date cannot install packages (fail md5 and signature)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
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Description of problem:
up2date cannot complete updating the system - it sits with an
hourglass after download and does nothing.
If I killl up2date and try to "rpm-U" against /var/spool/up2date all
the packages fail on both MD5 and signature. If I try to install
with --nosignature and / or --nomd5 it still fails (depending on
which option I list first in the rpm syntax the other will appears as
the error - eg "rpm --nosignature --nomd5 ..." will return and MD5
error and "rpm --nomd5 --nosignature ..." will return a signature
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install FC1 (on Compaq DL320)
2. run up2date, installing required key
3. watch it hurl
4. try manually installing rpms, watch it hurl
5. update with "yum update" or "apt-get update" and watch it update
your system then break Gnome (but that's a whole other bug)
Actual Results: up2date is crippled for no apparent reason
Expected Results: updates get installed, I get on with my life
Compaq DL320, has been running RHL forever (and will liekly be taken
back to RHL9).
It sounds like the rpms you are downloading are corrupt, which may not
be a problem with up2date. However such corruption is more likly when
the server is busy, so you might have better results pointing up2date
at a mirror.
The corruption is just that the file gets cut off halfway. Resume the
download using something other than up2date; I use 'wget -c'.
The fix may involve up2date and rpm; up2date should download reliably
and rpm should tell you the file is not long enough before it tells
you that someone has messed with the contents.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 111601 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.