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Re: Yum error message -- New twist



Dear Jeff:

Thanks for the extra information about running yum as root. Will 
do from now on.

Benjamin

On 4 Jul 2005 at 1:22, Jeff Vian wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-07-04 at 01:00 -0500, Benjamin Sher wrote:
> > Tony Nelson wrote: 
> > > At 4:14 PM -0500 7/3/05, Benjamin Sher wrote:
> > >   
> > > > Dear friends:
> > > > 
> > > > I would appreciate your help with this yum issue. I can't use yum, and I
> > > > don't have any idea what the problem is. Yesterday, I posted a message
> > > > with the error message generated by the "yum list available |more"
> > > > command. Now I am getting a new error message. Below is the new error
> > > > message and at the bottom is yesterday's error message.
> > > > 
> > > > [sher localhost ~]$ yum list available |more
> > > > Error: Caching enabled but no local cache of
> > > > //var/cache/yum/sl-errata/primary.xml.gz from sl-errata
> > > > Setting up Repos
> > > > Reading repository metadata in from local files
> > > > [sher localhost ~]$
> > > >     
> > > 
> > > FWIW, when I get yum errors like this I run yum as root so it can fix its
> > > cache.
> > > ____________________________________________________________________
> > > TonyN.:'                       <mailto:tonynelson georgeanelson com>
> > >       '                              <http://www.georgeanelson.com/>
> > > 
> > >   
> > Dear Tony:
> > 
> > That's right on target! That's what resolved this isseu (see my
> > subsequent "Solved" message). I didn't know why it fixed itself, but
> > now I know why. I ran it as root once or twice and suddenly it was
> > working fine. I then ran it as user and it worked fine as user.
> > 
> > Thanks for this little piece of critical knowledge.
> > 
> 
> AFAIK yum should _not_ run fine as a normal user.  It has to modify
> system files that a normal user cannot do.  
> 
> On my system yum *refuses* to run as a normal user and gives me a
> message that I must be root to run yum.  This has been the case with
> both FC3 and FC4.
> 
> > Benjamin
> > 
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