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Old 08-18-2008, 01:32 PM   #1
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Fedora 9 - yum list problem

When running yum list "packagename", the results for updates-released are displayed, in error when the package is already at that version. See example below.

[root@XXXXX03 ~]# yum list perl
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Installed Packages
perl.i386 4:5.10.0-31.fc9 installed
Available Packages
perl.i386 4:5.10.0-31.fc9 updates-released

# rpm -q perl

I created our inhouse yum repositories for Fedora 8 (a while back) and Fedora 9. Fedora 8 behavior is correct and does not list updates if the package is already installed at that version.

I have compared the F8 and F9 repos dir structure and rebuilt the Fedora 9 repos, using createrepo, several times as well as checked the /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo files to make sur ethe path to the base and updates repos are correct.

I ran "yum clean all" on the client after each repo rebuild and at other times that I thought were appropriate. I have looked at the files "on disk" in the base and updates Fedora 9 inhouse repos on disk nd they are correct.... older version in the base dir, newer version in the updates dir.

I just ran "yum update" again on the Fedora 9 client (which works), yum clean all and still the same "yum list" output.

The results with pkcon are worse - they show the older version as available:
installed perl-4:5.10.0-31.fc9.i386
available perl-4:5.10.0-20.fc9.i386

I discovered this while verifying the remediation of a kernel update. After checking few other packages I found this behavior for all Fedora 9 updates, therefore I am using perl as an example. perl is not the problem.

Any ideas?

Thx -

Old 08-18-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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Check out this thread I started a couple days ago ...

It appears to have been fixed as far as I was concerned, but they may still be having problems.
Old 08-18-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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Thanks so much - but I think this is a different problem.

I did read your question before I posted in hopes it would help. Unlike your question, I can actually connect to our inhouse yum server and do a yum update from our inhouse yum server. It appears to be just the behavior/display output of "yum list".

Old 08-19-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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problem resolved - change in yum list behavior

reply from a subscriber on FedoraForum:

It's not you -- it's yum. If you check against any of the official yum repos, they all behave the same way. I don't know how yum behaved before, as I didn't use it prior to F9, but you are right, it's annoying.

I have confirmed this is correct. The behavior of yum list has changed.



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