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Bug 206755 - yum list available ( or any other action) results in "Metadata file does not match checksum". Inconsistent behavior, sometimes it works.
yum list available ( or any other action) results in "Metadata file does not ...
Product: Red Hat Network
Classification: Red Hat
Component: RHN/Backend (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bryan Kearney
: 208547 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 207318
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Reported: 2006-09-16 02:59 EDT by Michael Kearey
Modified: 2013-01-10 05:11 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: rhn4141
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Last Closed: 2006-10-04 09:56:40 EDT
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Description Michael Kearey 2006-09-16 02:59:03 EDT
Description of problem:
Running yum on a RHEL5 Beta, registered to RHN. More often than not, yum will
fail with the message as shown in the Summary. I have seen this problem with yum
in Fedora Core [1-6] over a number of years. I think it may be due to
inconsistent cached files in a proxy, yet I am not using a proxy.

Our Hosted RHN does some form of reverse proxy yes? 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@unused-138 rhel-i386-server-5-beta]# rpm -qa \*yum\*

How reproducible:
7 out of ten times, the failure occurs

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install the Beta RHEL5
2. Register to RHN 
3. Run 'yum list available'
Actual results:

#  yum list available
Setting up repositories
rhel-i386-server-5-beta   100% |=========================|  672 B    00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 504 kB    00:01
[Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum
Trying other mirror.
Error: failure: repodata/primary.xml.gz from rhel-i386-server-5-beta: [Errno
256] No more mirrors to try.

Expected results:

A list of packages available returned by yum.

Additional info:
Comment 1 James Bowes 2006-09-18 10:04:58 EDT
Because there are multiple physical machines serving up the repodata files, and
because gziped files may contain a timestamp, the files served from each machine
have identical content, but different checksums. The fix will be to not include
a timestamp on the compressed files.
Comment 4 Beth Nackashi 2006-09-27 14:44:03 EDT
This appears to be working with


talking to RHN414.  Tested in stage environment.
Comment 5 James Bowes 2006-09-29 09:00:33 EDT
*** Bug 208547 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Beth Nackashi 2006-10-04 09:56:40 EDT
Verified in prod with


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