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Old 08-08-2009, 04:43 AM   #1
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Wink Reading repository metadata in from local files: What does this mean?


[root@localhost ~]# yum update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
rpmforge 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz 15% |=== | 552 kB 01:47 ETA
.......


What does this mean?

I do this a number of times but being a newbie, dont exactly know, what yum is trying to do?

Trying to increase my understanding of Linux or may be Yum.......

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Old 08-09-2009, 01:39 AM   #2
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Metadata I believe would be things like file history and build numbers, so I would suggest it is checking the versions of packages you have to check if they are up to date before trying to update them.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 07:25 PM   #3
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A combination of the repo files that list where to get updates from eg /etc/yum.repos.d (RHEL/centos) and the rpm database.

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Old 08-10-2009, 01:53 AM   #4
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Thanks r3sistence for the try........

Ok.............

It means the repository configuration files stored in yum.repos.d

which are present there because of the repositories for which i have configured yum.


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Old 08-10-2009, 06:24 AM   #5
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Yum checks for updates by comparing it's own local metadata with the data in all of the configured remote repositories. Usually this is done done only once a day, if yum is used multiple times during the day.

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Old 08-10-2009, 11:24 AM   #6
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i have a question:

What if a package is available in two different repositories?
Which one will be used to install the package?
 
  


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