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Re: Can't update F9



On Wed, 2009-05-13 at 00:39 -0400, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> >> The F9 repos were recently (in the past week) updated to use sha256
> >> hashes for the repodata.  It's possible that this has caused the
> >> problem, though I am fairly certain that updating from a clean F9
> >> install was tested before the new hashes were pushed out.
> > ----
> > I would tend to doubt that. I was pretty much dead in the water with
> > a system that was setup last August and I updated to updates.newkey
> > and after that, Fedora 9 might as well have been EOL because I
> > couldn't update it. I did download and install yum from F10 and it's
> > updating as I write this but most people are never gonna be able to
> > do that.
> 
> That's certainly not good.  It's not something I tested or had
> anything to do with.  I only mentioned the possibility that it might
> be the root of the problem the OP was having as I had seen the change
> being discussed on IRC a week or so ago.  I am fairly sure that the
> scenario of a clean F9 install and update was tested, but even so, it
> could easily have missed some ways that things could break.
> 
> I did a quick bugzilla search and didn't find any bugs on this.
> Either my bugzilla search was off or there aren't a ton of people
> running into this.  Hopefully it gets reported so that it can be
> fixed.
> 
> I can't help but wonder if it requires some unlucky timing to hit?
> Otherwise I would think the list would have a lot more folks
> complaining that their Fedora 9 boxes have stopped updating. :/
----
it cannot be fixed except by updating yum via an rpm command manually
since if your version of yum is incapable of reading the hashed info,
you are toast.

This is a premature EOL for Fedora 9, at least those who haven't updated
in quite a while.

Craig


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