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Old 09-03-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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Yum constantly downloads - Fedora 8


I ve been using Fedora 8 for quite a while but it was mainly for my academic work. Recently, I found my broad band account usage unusually high(in GBs).

I suspect it is due to yum. Because when I run Yum, it keeps downloading the same file again and again. I had turned on auto updates and so I strongly suspect yum.

I am afraid if my computer is hacked risking personal data.

I am posting the error messages thrown at terminal when I run yum
Code:
[root@localhost arunkumar]# yum list
Loading "priorities" plugin
351f4280ffc5da6b552dc695c 100% |=========================| 680 kB    00:57     
http://ftp.linux.org.tr/fedora/development/i386/os/repodata/351f4280ffc5da6b552dc695cd00cab99ca2ca815a76e462ac8647f63b87ff37-primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
http://ftp.isu.edu.tw/pub/Linux/Fedora/linux/development/i386/os/repodata/351f4280ffc5da6b552dc695cd00cab99ca2ca815a76e462ac8647f63b87ff37-primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
351f4280ffc5da6b552dc695c 100% |=========================| 2.2 MB    03:58     
http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/Fedora/development/i386/os/repodata/351f4280ffc5da6b552dc695cd00cab99ca2ca815a76e462ac8647f63b87ff37-primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
http://mirror.svk.su/fedora/linux/development/i386/os/repodata/351f4280ffc5da6b552dc695cd00cab99ca2ca815a76e462ac8647f63b87ff37-primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
http://www.ftp.ne.jp/Linux/distributions/fedora/development/i386/os/repodata/351f4280ffc5da6b552dc695cd00cab99ca2ca815a76e462ac8647f63b87ff37-primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>
Trying other mirror.
Error: failure: repodata/351f4280ffc5da6b552dc695cd00cab99ca2ca815a76e462ac8647f63b87ff37-primary.sqlite.bz2 from development: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
I am worried about this.

Thanks a lot.
 
Old 09-03-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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I am also posting Yum configuration file. Additional info: I used www.fedorafaq.org for configuring yum.

Code:
[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
keepcache=0
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
exactarch=1
obsoletes=1
gpgcheck=1
plugins=1
metadata_expire=1800
installonly_limit=2

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d
Thank you..
 
Old 09-03-2009, 08:48 PM   #3
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the fedora 8 repos were MOVED to the archives a while ago
There has been NO support for fedora 8 for about a year .

if you stay with fedora 8 you might as well UNINSTALL yum. it is 99% useless on fedora 9,8,7,6,5 and so on.

the reason it hangs it yum IS LOOKING IN THE WRONG PLACE ( where the software WAS before it was mover to the ARCHIVES) .

install a supported version of fedora like Fedora 11
 
Old 09-04-2009, 05:38 AM   #4
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Yum can't be downloading anything, there's nothing at that particular location to download anymore, if you want to continue using F8 make sure you change your YUM configuration to point to the archived repos. Remember you're not going to get any new software updates or new programs to use so you'll have to make do with what is provided and if you're that concerned about security the only thing I suggest is that you upgrade to a newer release such as Fedora 10 or 11.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 05:41 AM   #5
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Just curious, do you know if there is an upgrade tool to go from F8 to F9 (and F9 to F10) like there is to go from F10 to F11?
 
Old 09-04-2009, 05:43 AM   #6
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Yes it's possible but you've now got to find the Fedora 9 archived repos because that is unsupported to. You could try your luck and download the Fedora 10/11 DVD or netinstall and try jumping from 8 to 10 or 11.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 05:45 AM   #7
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Bah! Time for a rebuild.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 05:46 AM   #8
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Well by all means give jumping from 8 to 11 a try, although I doubt it you may actually end up with a fully working system.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 05:48 AM   #9
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That's what I'd be worried about... I'm gangbusters for CentOS that boxen now anyway. Rebuild!
 
Old 09-04-2009, 05:49 AM   #10
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CentOS is brilliant, I suppose a huge advantage in your case may be that you wouldn't need up upgrade releases every 18 months or so.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 06:05 AM   #11
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LOL.. If I'd have been doing that, I would be in my current predicament. Looking forward to getting CentOS on this box though. I'm running it on several other servers at home and linodes and it's very solid.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 06:59 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
the fedora 8 repos were MOVED to the archives a while ago
There has been NO support for fedora 8 for about a year .

if you stay with fedora 8 you might as well UNINSTALL yum. it is 99% useless on fedora 9,8,7,6,5 and so on.

the reason it hangs it yum IS LOOKING IN THE WRONG PLACE ( where the software WAS before it was mover to the ARCHIVES) .

install a supported version of fedora like Fedora 11
ok. I will move but I am curious what it was downloading. And I ve never seen numbers in place of the repo name. I am curious if someone else was using my computer. Is there any possibility?
 
Old 09-04-2009, 07:02 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vince4amy View Post
Yum can't be downloading anything, there's nothing at that particular location to download anymore, if you want to continue using F8 make sure you change your YUM configuration to point to the archived repos. Remember you're not going to get any new software updates or new programs to use so you'll have to make do with what is provided and if you're that concerned about security the only thing I suggest is that you upgrade to a newer release such as Fedora 10 or 11.
Yum did download.. but not any s/w. It kept downloading and my bandwidth usage indicated it. It had downloaded 13GB on one day when I left my computer unattended. And yes. I don't ve any need to stick with version 8. I will update or change the distro.

@all Thank you..
 
Old 09-04-2009, 07:05 AM   #14
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What is your evidence it was yum that downloaded 13Gb?

Can you post some logs or something that we can take a look at?
 
Old 09-06-2009, 03:58 AM   #15
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After I switch on the system, my router(modem) blinks constantly which indicates traffic usage. And also I checked traffic usage in my ISP's website. It showed 39 MB whenthe system was on for 1 hour.


This is how I say Yum was responsible for the download:
I switched on the system. As soon as I logged in, the led that indicates download blinks rapidly. The speed indicates the rate at which download is done. Now, I opened up a terminal and typed "yum list" as root; I got the following.
Code:
[root@localhost arunkumar]# yum list
Loading "priorities" plugin
Existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running as pid 3137.
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit...
Now, I killed the process 3137 using "kill -9 3137".

The downloads stopped.

And If I run yum now, say "yum install gcc", it just keeps downloading a file, which I suppose is repo metadata.. The output at terminal is as follows.
Code:
[root@localhost arunkumar]# kill -9 3137
[root@localhost arunkumar]# yumm install gcc
bash: yumm: command not found
[root@localhost arunkumar]# yum install gcc
Loading "priorities" plugin
b37c2f57fd7a3e138ad28ae18 100% |=========================| 9.4 MB    06:51     
http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/Fedora/development/i386/os/repodata/b37c2f57fd7a3e138ad28ae18790219852012547ea2f0894473475f1ace8daf5-primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno -3] Error performing checksum
Trying other mirror.
b37c2f57fd7a3e138ad28ae18 100% |=========================| 4.3 MB    02:38     
b37c2f57fd7a3e138ad28ae18 100% |=========================| 400 kB    00:14     


Exiting on user cancel
you can see that it's a 9.4 MB file and I got no clue about what the file is. And note that the next time, the same file was downloaded, but it shows 4.3 MB because I hit the "ctrl + c". Also note I kept auto updates on and so I say yum was downloading constantly the same thing.

I don't know if this will be of any use. this is my yum log - /var/log/yum.log
Code:
Apr 10 21:18:45 Installed: yum-priorities - 1.1.8-1.fc8.noarch
Apr 10 21:22:16 Installed: libid3tag - 0.15.1b-4.fc8.i386
Apr 10 21:22:16 Installed: libmad - 0.15.1b-4.fc7.i386
Apr 10 21:22:17 Installed: amrnb - 0.0.1-2.fc7.i386
Apr 10 21:22:17 Installed: libsidplay - 1.36.57-14.i386
Apr 10 21:22:18 Installed: libdvdread - 0.9.7-3.fc8.i386
Apr 10 21:22:19 Installed: a52dec - 0.7.4-8.fc7.i386
Apr 10 21:22:20 Installed: lame - 3.97-1.fc7.i386
Apr 10 21:22:20 Installed: mpeg2dec - 0.4.1-2.fc7.i386
Apr 10 21:22:22 Installed: gstreamer-plugins-ugly - 0.10.8-1.fc8.i386
Apr 10 21:22:37 Installed: libdvdcss - 1.2.9-4.lvn6.i386
Apr 11 00:29:54 Installed: flash-plugin - 10.0.22.87-release.i386
Apr 12 17:16:49 Installed: dia - 1:0.96.1-3.fc8.i386
Apr 12 17:45:53 Installed: perl-XML-RegExp - 0.03-2.fc8.1.noarch
Apr 12 17:45:55 Installed: perl-XML-DOM - 1.44-2.fc8.1.noarch
Apr 12 17:45:56 Installed: perl-DateManip - 5.44-4.fc8.noarch
Apr 12 17:45:56 Installed: perl-Parse-Yapp - 1.05-36.fc8.1.noarch
Apr 12 17:46:06 Installed: libEMF - 1.0.3-4.fc8.i386
Apr 12 17:46:08 Installed: plotutils - 2.5-4.fc8.i386
Apr 12 17:46:09 Installed: gc - 7.0-6.fc8.i386
Apr 12 17:46:09 Installed: ImageMagick-perl - 6.3.5.9-1.fc8.i386
Apr 12 17:46:10 Installed: ImageMagick-c++ - 6.3.5.9-1.fc8.i386
Apr 12 17:46:11 Installed: perl-XML-XQL - 0.68-4.fc7.noarch
Apr 12 17:46:12 Installed: pstoedit - 3.45-1.fc8.i386
Apr 12 17:46:25 Installed: inkscape - 0.45.1-1.fc7.i386
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Last edited by Carunkumar; 09-06-2009 at 04:02 AM. Reason: adding more information.
 
  


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