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Bug 174715 - clean all in 2.4.1-1 reacting badly with the new cache feature
Summary: clean all in 2.4.1-1 reacting badly with the new cache feature
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
: 174864 174938 175076 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-12-01 17:19 UTC by Jef Spaleta
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:53 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-12-05 16:00:23 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch to clean cookies along with metadata (deleted)
2005-12-01 19:44 UTC, Panu Matilainen
no flags Details | Diff

Description Jef Spaleta 2005-12-01 17:19:24 UTC
Description of problem:
cachecookie files are not being cleaned as part of clean operations.
as a result the next run of yum can't find the repodata and no longer attempts
to contact a server to refresh.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install 2.4.1-1
2. yum check-update  to see mirror contact and to create the cookie files
3. yum check-update  to see the new caching prevents contacting a mirror
4. yum clean all
5. yum check-update  instant death.  
6. remove all cachecookie files in the cache directory tree
7. yum check-update   works as expected

Additional info:

what is the default length of time till cookies expire?
how do i configure that length of time?
and how do i turn this feature off?

Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2005-12-01 18:49:04 UTC
hyperbole, much?
- the clean command should kill off this cookie, I agree - I'll look into it
- it's documented in the man page: metadata_expire=0 will disable the caching
- the current time is 8 hours and then it goes away. It can be set per-repo, of
course, so for the rapidly changing repos you can set it low and for the
uncommonly changing repos you can leave it alone.

Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2005-12-01 19:44:56 UTC
Created attachment 121703 [details]
Patch to clean cookies along with metadata

Patch as suggested by Seth on yum-devel:
- clean the cookies on 'yum clean metadata' instead of separate operation
- force refresh of cookies on 'yum makecache'

Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2005-12-02 03:49:19 UTC
Panu, check it in. And Jeremy, if you want apply this as a patch to fedora's yum
package for 2.4.1 and give it another test run in updates-testing, okay?

Comment 4 Seth Vidal 2005-12-03 05:28:27 UTC
*** Bug 174864 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-12-04 17:17:40 UTC
*** Bug 174938 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2005-12-05 16:00:23 UTC
Applied Panu's patch as well as the change to bump the default cache time to 30
minutes for FC4 updates and devel

Comment 7 Seth Vidal 2005-12-06 15:12:15 UTC
*** Bug 175076 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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