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Bug Fix Advisory yum bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0602-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-05-19
Last updated on: 2011-05-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Details

Updated yum packages that fix number of bugs and add various enhancements are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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.

These updated yum packages include numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Space
precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are directed
to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 Technical Notes for information on the most
significant of these changes:

https://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.1_Technical_Notes/yum.html#RHBA-2011-0602

All users of yum are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which provide
numerous bug fixes and enhancements.


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 Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: d484d79cc4a4f0ac17a3661fcc8eb7b6
SHA-256: 6674fbcfe33c7c5a751980d6c6044344b828c13f21ccec326bcabbbfc3ad4e6e
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 49aeaf3d162b3f9dfd179dad1b8d3270
SHA-256: 4fa39fbf5e57d73b89bb2b6e6adbbe05b21e3a1818ee2c2b96ea4fc7902c4e14
yum-cron-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: cc512884b8e26ff3ea030a6b4559c61c
SHA-256: 1b9e4947ec128497261dc8d37462f4a8c9622452253920d328b782ae1c91e56e
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 49aeaf3d162b3f9dfd179dad1b8d3270
SHA-256: 4fa39fbf5e57d73b89bb2b6e6adbbe05b21e3a1818ee2c2b96ea4fc7902c4e14
yum-cron-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: cc512884b8e26ff3ea030a6b4559c61c
SHA-256: 1b9e4947ec128497261dc8d37462f4a8c9622452253920d328b782ae1c91e56e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: d484d79cc4a4f0ac17a3661fcc8eb7b6
SHA-256: 6674fbcfe33c7c5a751980d6c6044344b828c13f21ccec326bcabbbfc3ad4e6e
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 49aeaf3d162b3f9dfd179dad1b8d3270
SHA-256: 4fa39fbf5e57d73b89bb2b6e6adbbe05b21e3a1818ee2c2b96ea4fc7902c4e14
yum-cron-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: cc512884b8e26ff3ea030a6b4559c61c
SHA-256: 1b9e4947ec128497261dc8d37462f4a8c9622452253920d328b782ae1c91e56e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: d484d79cc4a4f0ac17a3661fcc8eb7b6
SHA-256: 6674fbcfe33c7c5a751980d6c6044344b828c13f21ccec326bcabbbfc3ad4e6e
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 49aeaf3d162b3f9dfd179dad1b8d3270
SHA-256: 4fa39fbf5e57d73b89bb2b6e6adbbe05b21e3a1818ee2c2b96ea4fc7902c4e14
yum-cron-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: cc512884b8e26ff3ea030a6b4559c61c
SHA-256: 1b9e4947ec128497261dc8d37462f4a8c9622452253920d328b782ae1c91e56e
 
PPC:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 49aeaf3d162b3f9dfd179dad1b8d3270
SHA-256: 4fa39fbf5e57d73b89bb2b6e6adbbe05b21e3a1818ee2c2b96ea4fc7902c4e14
yum-cron-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: cc512884b8e26ff3ea030a6b4559c61c
SHA-256: 1b9e4947ec128497261dc8d37462f4a8c9622452253920d328b782ae1c91e56e
 
s390x:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 49aeaf3d162b3f9dfd179dad1b8d3270
SHA-256: 4fa39fbf5e57d73b89bb2b6e6adbbe05b21e3a1818ee2c2b96ea4fc7902c4e14
yum-cron-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: cc512884b8e26ff3ea030a6b4559c61c
SHA-256: 1b9e4947ec128497261dc8d37462f4a8c9622452253920d328b782ae1c91e56e
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 49aeaf3d162b3f9dfd179dad1b8d3270
SHA-256: 4fa39fbf5e57d73b89bb2b6e6adbbe05b21e3a1818ee2c2b96ea4fc7902c4e14
yum-cron-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: cc512884b8e26ff3ea030a6b4559c61c
SHA-256: 1b9e4947ec128497261dc8d37462f4a8c9622452253920d328b782ae1c91e56e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: d484d79cc4a4f0ac17a3661fcc8eb7b6
SHA-256: 6674fbcfe33c7c5a751980d6c6044344b828c13f21ccec326bcabbbfc3ad4e6e
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 49aeaf3d162b3f9dfd179dad1b8d3270
SHA-256: 4fa39fbf5e57d73b89bb2b6e6adbbe05b21e3a1818ee2c2b96ea4fc7902c4e14
yum-cron-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: cc512884b8e26ff3ea030a6b4559c61c
SHA-256: 1b9e4947ec128497261dc8d37462f4a8c9622452253920d328b782ae1c91e56e
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 49aeaf3d162b3f9dfd179dad1b8d3270
SHA-256: 4fa39fbf5e57d73b89bb2b6e6adbbe05b21e3a1818ee2c2b96ea4fc7902c4e14
yum-cron-3.2.29-17.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: cc512884b8e26ff3ea030a6b4559c61c
SHA-256: 1b9e4947ec128497261dc8d37462f4a8c9622452253920d328b782ae1c91e56e
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

590675 - Lock yum for non-root users, so multiple simultaneous runs don't interact badly
604973 - repo file saving error when in repo id is $basearch
605039 - yum history crashes displaying transaction done by user with long username and no GEOCOS fullname
607258 - yum localinstall drpms/foo.drpm leads to Traceback
614023 - rpmdb open failed exception changed (rpm.error vs. TypeError)
615447 - Change the default bugtracker_url (patch from RHEL-5)
623553 - reinstall gets confused when run twice on one package
627290 - yum should treat epoch "None" as epoch "0"
628151 - Z-stream needed on yum installonly kernel-modules handling
630983 - yum not working properly with yum-plugin-versionlock
632391 - /var/cache/yum periodically filling up
633255 - yum self-test fails
633270 - yum cannot handle channel with sha384 checksum
634595 - yum traceback when running concurrent yum and rpm transactions
652750 - RFE: Separate language support and software in 'yum grouplist' output
655281 - yum group's "installation" is confusing for groups with only optional member. Eg. "System administration tools".
659494 - rebase yum, to collect all the bugs/features for 6.1
662712 - RFE: GPG CA keys
663378 - yum --changelog update traceback
669070 - yum manual page: yum clean dbcache section is repeated twice
669746 - runnign with -C as non-root tries to create a lockfile in root's cachedir.
670784 - Traceback in transaction, when _ts_save_file is None (from within anaconda)
677410 - Download sig check now holds the rpmdb ts lock, for all of downloads
678043 - YumBase.pkgSack.searchNevra fails in rhel6.1
679760 - Cannot install >2 GB package on i686 platform
687889 - [abrt] crash in yum-3.2.27-2.fc12: utils.py:108:show_lock_owner:TypeError: 'NoneType' object is unsubscriptable
694394 - yum-3.2.29-13.el6.noarch breaks plugin options
695427 - Add warning for cert. files with the same basename
696720 - "yum reinstall" generates the wrong rpmdb versions, due to not dropping old cached rpmdb entries
700035 - after removing /var/cache/yum/* yum misbehaves


References



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