Bug 174715 - clean all in 2.4.1-1 reacting badly with the new cache feature
clean all in 2.4.1-1 reacting badly with the new cache feature
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
: 174864 174938 175076 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: FC5Target
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Reported: 2005-12-01 12:19 EST by Jef Spaleta
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:53 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-12-05 11:00:23 EST
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Patch to clean cookies along with metadata (1.22 KB, patch)
2005-12-01 14:44 EST, Panu Matilainen
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Description Jef Spaleta 2005-12-01 12:19:24 EST
Description of problem:
cachecookie files are not being cleaned as part of clean operations.
as a result the next run of yum can't find the repodata and no longer attempts
to contact a server to refresh.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install 2.4.1-1
2. yum check-update  to see mirror contact and to create the cookie files
3. yum check-update  to see the new caching prevents contacting a mirror
4. yum clean all
5. yum check-update  instant death.  
6. remove all cachecookie files in the cache directory tree
7. yum check-update   works as expected

Additional info:

what is the default length of time till cookies expire?
how do i configure that length of time?
and how do i turn this feature off?
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2005-12-01 13:49:04 EST
hyperbole, much?
- the clean command should kill off this cookie, I agree - I'll look into it
- it's documented in the man page: metadata_expire=0 will disable the caching
- the current time is 8 hours and then it goes away. It can be set per-repo, of
course, so for the rapidly changing repos you can set it low and for the
uncommonly changing repos you can leave it alone.

Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2005-12-01 14:44:56 EST
Created attachment 121703 [details]
Patch to clean cookies along with metadata

Patch as suggested by Seth on yum-devel:
- clean the cookies on 'yum clean metadata' instead of separate operation
- force refresh of cookies on 'yum makecache'
Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2005-12-01 22:49:19 EST
Panu, check it in. And Jeremy, if you want apply this as a patch to fedora's yum
package for 2.4.1 and give it another test run in updates-testing, okay?
Comment 4 Seth Vidal 2005-12-03 00:28:27 EST
*** Bug 174864 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-12-04 12:17:40 EST
*** Bug 174938 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2005-12-05 11:00:23 EST
Applied Panu's patch as well as the change to bump the default cache time to 30
minutes for FC4 updates and devel
Comment 7 Seth Vidal 2005-12-06 10:12:15 EST
*** Bug 175076 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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