Bug 863552 - When upgrading to rawhide the repos fedora and updates are disabled by the upgrade but updates-testing is not causing problems
When upgrading to rawhide the repos fedora and updates are disabled by the up...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2012-10-05 15:00 EDT by Georgiy Treyvus
Modified: 2015-02-17 09:29 EST (History)
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Description Georgiy Treyvus 2012-10-05 15:00:15 EDT
Description of problem:

I enabled rawhide and did 'yum update'. Afterwards whenever I tried to do any operation with yum it was whining about it not being able to find some updates-testing repomd metalink file or something of the sort.

I though okay this is not a problem. Let me just check in /etc/yum.repos.d for any weirdness and disable updates-testing. After doing that yum was working normally again and the day was saved.

However I inspected all the .repo files and found some very interesting stuff. Surprisingly enough during the upgrade both the fedora and the updates repositories got disabled and I assume this was done for a good reason. The repository updates-testing however was not disabled and I had to disable that manually.

Like obviously this problem can't be completely solved because you the yum developers simply can't predict what third party repositories a user may enable. However the updates-testing repository isn't third party. It's a native part of Fedora and I saw the fedora-updates-testing.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d from the very beginning. The upgrade to rawhide is intelligent enough to check and disable both the fedora and the updates repos if they are enabled. Bizarrely though it skips over updates-testing in spite of it being a native repository and not third party. This is inconsistent behaviour and must be fixed.

Fixing it make sense from a user perspective as it makes it that much easier for users to get their hands on the newest software. It also helps Fedora/Red Hat development in terms of there being more testers hunting out and reporting bugs like this one. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@PANTHER georgiy]# yum --version
  Installed: rpm-4.10.1-1.fc19.x86_64 at 2012-10-04 23:19
  Built    : Fedora Project at 2012-10-03 10:22
  Committed: Panu Matilainen <pmatilai@redhat.com> at 2012-10-03

  Installed: yum-3.4.3-43.fc19.noarch at 2012-10-04 23:22
  Built    : Fedora Project at 2012-09-07 19:55
  Committed: James Antill <james at fedoraproject.org> at 2012-09-07
[root@PANTHER georgiy]# 

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Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 12:57:44 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)

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