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Re: yum 3.1.4 and repository medata handling



On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 04:18 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> seth vidal wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 04:03 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> The latest version of yum (3.1.4) in rawhide seems to be behaving rather 
> >> inconsistently when it comes to dealing with repository metadata. I am 
> >> cleaning the cache and metadata and rerunning different commands like 
> >> yum info <package> and yum update to verify.
> >>
> >> On some instances it downloads the compressed sqlite database directly. 
> >>   In other instances it downloads and parses the compressed xml file. 
> >> Sometimes it downloads and parses the compressed xml file and then 
> >> proceeds to download the compressed sqlite database too. It seems to be 
> >> occurring randomly. Is there any explanation why. I cant see any reason 
> >> for yum to redundantly download the exact same metadata is the form of 
> >> both xml file and sqlite database.
> > 
> > are you using a mirror list? It'll download what it can find based on
> > what mirror list it has.
> 
> Yes. I am using the default configuration from a F7 test 2 live CD 
> installation + the latest updates. I understand getting xml or sqlite 
> based on what is available on the mirror but I dont quite understand why 
> it would download both files. It seems logical to just download the 
> sqlite database if it is available and skip the xml file completely in 
> that instance.

please collect the output from a case where this is happening.
I've not been able to duplicate this claim so I need to see it to find
out how to fix it.

-sv



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