Bug 216229 - yum exits if one of the repos is not reachable
yum exits if one of the repos is not reachable
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2006-11-17 16:45 EST by Vladimir Kotal
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-17 17:15:41 EST
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Description Vladimir Kotal 2006-11-17 16:45:57 EST
Description of problem:
When e.g. installing a package via yum and one of the repos is not reachable yum

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

How reproducible:
make one of the repos not reachable (e.g via firewall) and try to install
package (from other repos)
Actual results:
yum fails and no package is installed

Expected results:
it should report the error but proceed to other repos

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The actual output:

[root@erazim tmp]# yum install fubar
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
[Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: dries
[root@erazim tmp]# 

I have deliberately selected bogus package name to see what will happen. If one
of the repos is down user cannot even install security updates from the standard
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2006-11-17 17:15:41 EST
no. that's ultimately pretty dangerous behavior.

There's been much discussion of this on the yum mailing list.

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