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Re: Updating release notes with "yum update" workaround



On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 12:46:21PM -0500, Christopher Beland wrote:
> I added the following to the Fedora 11 Alpha Release Notes, since this
> is just a wiki page and all installers should read them:
> 
> >>
> 
> == Known Issues ==
> 
> Due to changes in MD5 checksums, "yum update" will fail.  To fix this:
> 
> * yum update rpm
> * yum update
> 
> <<
> 
> Can anyone verify that this actually works?  I have not experienced this
> problem.  The more complicated methods I have seen come across the list
> were (I think) what's below, but if they are no longer necessary or
> accurate the above is very clean.
> 
> --Beland
> 
> >>
> 
> 1.)
> 
> * yum install yum-downloadonly
> * yum --downloadonly install rpm
> * yum update
> 
> 2.)
> 
> "Make sure db4-utils is installed. (That one went smoothly with yum.)
> Get rpm-4.6.0-8 as well as rpm-libs and rpm-python from koji.  (Or, one
> could probably do it by installing the yum-downloadonly plugin then
> doing yum --downloadonly install rpm, which should pull in the others,
> as well as bash and company. 
> 
> Then, assuming db4-utils is installed, get the rpm-libs rpm-python and
> rpm in one directory.  Then rpm -Uvh *rpm" 


>From what Seth wrote, your method should now work.  I won't have a
chance to try with a fresh install for a day or two.

Thank you for adding it to the wiki though, now we can simply point
people there.  From what I understand, the more complex methods should
no longer be necessary, but like you, haven't had an opportunity to test
it. 

(Waiting anxiously for new EEE 1000HE to arrive....)


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