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Bug Fix Advisory yum bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2010:0814-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2010-11-01
Last updated on: 2010-11-01
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated yum package that fixes a bug in the cache control mechanism is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Yum is a utility that can check for and automatically download and install
updated RPM packages. Dependencies are obtained and downloaded automatically,
prompting the user for permission as necessary.

This updated package provides fixes for the following bug:

* Previously, when getting unique metadata from Red Hat Network (RHN), yum would
only delete the downloaded files and not the generated (.sqlite) files. This
meant that /var/cache/yum would grow without bound. With this update, yum will
delete the generated files as well. (BZ#646982)

All users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this
issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.22-26.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: adc37b7daeb14c5c9baa011c40a98d18
SHA-256: ccdc44e4157e37c04e700b606f44690e9b40aca0a8b043dc4b2c13487f077887
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.22-26.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: e09578c08d4b1ef429bc93c506576047
SHA-256: 8613b198a8da5cfc5313d03714a98a00d9169fbd504ac15074e17a3d7868f3e9
 
IA-64:
yum-3.2.22-26.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: e09578c08d4b1ef429bc93c506576047
SHA-256: 8613b198a8da5cfc5313d03714a98a00d9169fbd504ac15074e17a3d7868f3e9
 
PPC:
yum-3.2.22-26.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: e09578c08d4b1ef429bc93c506576047
SHA-256: 8613b198a8da5cfc5313d03714a98a00d9169fbd504ac15074e17a3d7868f3e9
 
s390x:
yum-3.2.22-26.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: e09578c08d4b1ef429bc93c506576047
SHA-256: 8613b198a8da5cfc5313d03714a98a00d9169fbd504ac15074e17a3d7868f3e9
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.22-26.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: e09578c08d4b1ef429bc93c506576047
SHA-256: 8613b198a8da5cfc5313d03714a98a00d9169fbd504ac15074e17a3d7868f3e9
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.22-26.el5_5.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: adc37b7daeb14c5c9baa011c40a98d18
SHA-256: ccdc44e4157e37c04e700b606f44690e9b40aca0a8b043dc4b2c13487f077887
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.22-26.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: e09578c08d4b1ef429bc93c506576047
SHA-256: 8613b198a8da5cfc5313d03714a98a00d9169fbd504ac15074e17a3d7868f3e9
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.22-26.el5_5.1.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: e09578c08d4b1ef429bc93c506576047
SHA-256: 8613b198a8da5cfc5313d03714a98a00d9169fbd504ac15074e17a3d7868f3e9
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

646982 - /var/cache/yum periodically filling up



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https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

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