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Old 05-06-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
senthilmuthiah
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Unhappy Yum & the Weird Error!


All:

I have just got fedora 10 into my desktop. I tried 'yum list available'.

The error I got was the following: [I wasn't able to see any posts which listed this error.]

Error: Caching enabled and local cache: //var/cache/yum/fedora/04da721e41b80b2a003de83f73387a6d7d30833f-primary.sqlite.bz2 does not match checksum

Is there anyway by which I could get through this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Senthil
 
Old 05-06-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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You can try
Code:
yum clean dbcache
to eliminate the sqlite cache used for faster access to metadata. Then run yum list available again.
 
Old 05-06-2009, 07:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Colucix! That worked. May I ask what exactly happened in this process?

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Old 05-07-2009, 03:31 AM   #4
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I can point you to a brief explanation in the Yum User Guide: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/en...m-caching.html.
The command clean dbcache deletes all the sqlite databases (you got an error message about one of these files). Look at the content of the yum cache on your system: it should be under /var/cache/yum. For each repository it stores the installed packages and all the related information. If you clean the cache, yum will rebuild it at the next run.

The advantage of the yum cache is to perform faster operations. The dis-advantage is that the cache requires some extra disk space in the /var partition.
 
  


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