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Yum error when installing vsftpd

Posted on 2008-06-25
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Hiya,

I just installed RHEL 5.2 and tried to install vsftpd

I receive the following error :

yum install vsftpd -y
Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
Loading "security" plugin
rhel-i386-server-5        100% |=========================| 1.4 kB    00:00    
primary.xml.gz            100% |=========================| 1.5 MB    00:02    
rhel-i386-: ################################################## 4182/4182
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package vsftpd.i386 0:2.0.5-12.el5 set to be updated
filelists.xml.gz          100% |=========================| 9.0 MB    00:13    
Error: failed to retrieve repodata/filelists.xml.gz from rhel-i386-server-5
error was [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum

All google results suggesting using
 
yum clean all (done that)
yum clean metadata (done that)
and
yum -y remove yum-fastestmirror (doesn't exist)

But still no go .. we tried from source as well, but it fails with all sorts of errors and on a supported RH system I want to avoid using source packages anyway otherwise yum update won't catch upgrades for it ..

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arrkerr1024 earned 500 total points
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Some times redhat's servers get a little out of whack.  Unless someone else has another suggestion I'd suggest waiting a few hours, up to 24, and see if it goes away.  It could be the mirror you're hitting, so re-trying a bunch might also work.

If you really want to get vsftpd right away you could log in to redhat network and download the RPM directly, eliminating the use of yum (it won't screw anything up if you do it this way).  Don't go grabbing a non-redhat rpm though!
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by:titanmike
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He, didn't think of that (downloading the rpm that is)

Thanks ..

All good and installed :)
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