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Re: NM key hassle



On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:01:01 +1030, Tim wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-03-10 at 18:17 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
>> I have a Very Dumb Yum Question : why is it that the "all" in "yum
>> clean all" does not include metadata?
> 
> I'm curious why you really need to do a yum clean all.  Sounds like you
> have some other bugs that really need sorting, if you need to do that.

	Well, in the first place, remember I'm no technoid. I've been 
advised that three commands are good to run at long intervals : yum clean 
all, updatedb, and rpm --rebuilddb; but I have no sense of time, and I 
was very absent-minded even before I got old. So I simply incorporated 
those three (and will probably now add yum clean metadata) into my update 
routine, knowing I needn't do them so often, but not wanting to neglect 
them for many months at a time; I'm presuming that doing them often does 
no harm.

	Several of the things I do often, such as check a batch of 
weather maps or the availability of Firefox updates, or the presence of 
new posts here (via Gmane, using Pan) tend to take a while on my -- shall 
we say well-aged? -- machines; but I don't like to sit here with my face 
hanging our, and I also don't want to forget what I'm doing.

	So, the first time something slows up, I KVM-switch to my oldest 
slowest machine, and start the update routine there; then to the next, 
etc. Usually #1 is ready for me when I get back. Next time it slows, I 
make the next round. 

	That way I stay busy, and the routine stuff does get done.

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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