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Bug Fix Advisory yum bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0136-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-01-13
Last updated on: 2011-01-13
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

Details

An updated yum package that fixes several problems and adds an enhancement is
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

This update fixes the following bugs:

* Previously, yum checked the configured server host name with the name in the
server's SSL certificate when connecting to HTTPS yum repositories, even when
SSL verification was disabled, which is the default setting. With this update
yum will only check names when SSL verification is enabled. Note: yum-rhn-plugin
always disables name checks even for non-RHN repositories. (BZ#500721)

* Previously, installing obsolete packages resulted in installing the package of
the incorrect arch. With this update, Yum selects the correct arch and the issue
is resolved. (BZ#593349)

* Previously, running yum failed when /proc was not mounted. With this update,
yum uses the generic result instead of trying to narrow down the architecture of
the Central Processing Unit (CPU). (BZ#623955)

* Previously, when getting unique metadata from 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#628963)

* Previously, the yum.conf manual page did not document options for setting SSL
verification parameters for HTTPS yum repositories. With this update, these
options are documented. (BZ#637146)

This update also adds the following enhancement:

* With this update, yum can parse more fields in the updateinfo.xml metadata
and provides these fields to other applications. (BZ#634119)

Yum users are advised to upgrade to this updated package which resolves these
issues.


Solution

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

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

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.22-33.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: 70d87888bf1f5f1ace8f82e87918c1f3
SHA-256: 9be3537797e3ddb946f6621a45c52a8369c036364be8b2222c7d2b4ca12371ad
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.22-33.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: de1e494ecc6b33c20f7a4bf9c412b9d1
SHA-256: eed29e270de8a3a646355d9eb604c554a836cf1808fbce2a287ca82f28f75795
 
IA-64:
yum-3.2.22-33.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: de1e494ecc6b33c20f7a4bf9c412b9d1
SHA-256: eed29e270de8a3a646355d9eb604c554a836cf1808fbce2a287ca82f28f75795
 
PPC:
yum-3.2.22-33.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: de1e494ecc6b33c20f7a4bf9c412b9d1
SHA-256: eed29e270de8a3a646355d9eb604c554a836cf1808fbce2a287ca82f28f75795
 
s390x:
yum-3.2.22-33.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: de1e494ecc6b33c20f7a4bf9c412b9d1
SHA-256: eed29e270de8a3a646355d9eb604c554a836cf1808fbce2a287ca82f28f75795
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.22-33.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: de1e494ecc6b33c20f7a4bf9c412b9d1
SHA-256: eed29e270de8a3a646355d9eb604c554a836cf1808fbce2a287ca82f28f75795
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.22-33.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: 70d87888bf1f5f1ace8f82e87918c1f3
SHA-256: 9be3537797e3ddb946f6621a45c52a8369c036364be8b2222c7d2b4ca12371ad
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.22-33.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: de1e494ecc6b33c20f7a4bf9c412b9d1
SHA-256: eed29e270de8a3a646355d9eb604c554a836cf1808fbce2a287ca82f28f75795
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.22-33.el5.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1117
    MD5: de1e494ecc6b33c20f7a4bf9c412b9d1
SHA-256: eed29e270de8a3a646355d9eb604c554a836cf1808fbce2a287ca82f28f75795
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

593349 - yum-3.2.22-26.el5 install obsoleted pkg. makes the install be of the wrong arch
623955 - yum crashes when /proc is not mounted
628963 - /var/cache/yum periodically filling up
637146 - yum: ssl* options should be documented in yum.conf(5)



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