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Bug Fix Advisory yum bug fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2013:0406-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2013-02-20
Last updated on: 2013-02-20
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 several bugs and add various enhancements are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Yum is a command-line utility that allows the user to check for updates and
automatically download and install updated RPM packages. Yum automatically
obtains and downloads dependencies, 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 6.4 Technical Notes for information on the most
significant of these changes:

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/6.4_Technical_Notes/yum.html

All users of yum are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix
these bugs and add these enhancements.


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
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: fabe9fc734945ce01012b6a25779038a
SHA-256: af3473d73f0f26f551a2cffa07651ba31edd1b16a3a49614ef3271f11673246a
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 47212f159b569af32cdaf94a8f86b37b
SHA-256: 5dbd403af2ee36934146783d31be8454755e28965c91cb1d95d908a2304e37c6
yum-cron-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 817919ae0e825676ef8d4eb4d2d07d42
SHA-256: f4380444ed0ac7a363cd539546e9c6a3f0646891568a6e47ef37223a6c252d1a
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 47212f159b569af32cdaf94a8f86b37b
SHA-256: 5dbd403af2ee36934146783d31be8454755e28965c91cb1d95d908a2304e37c6
yum-cron-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 817919ae0e825676ef8d4eb4d2d07d42
SHA-256: f4380444ed0ac7a363cd539546e9c6a3f0646891568a6e47ef37223a6c252d1a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: fabe9fc734945ce01012b6a25779038a
SHA-256: af3473d73f0f26f551a2cffa07651ba31edd1b16a3a49614ef3271f11673246a
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 47212f159b569af32cdaf94a8f86b37b
SHA-256: 5dbd403af2ee36934146783d31be8454755e28965c91cb1d95d908a2304e37c6
yum-cron-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 817919ae0e825676ef8d4eb4d2d07d42
SHA-256: f4380444ed0ac7a363cd539546e9c6a3f0646891568a6e47ef37223a6c252d1a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: fabe9fc734945ce01012b6a25779038a
SHA-256: af3473d73f0f26f551a2cffa07651ba31edd1b16a3a49614ef3271f11673246a
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 47212f159b569af32cdaf94a8f86b37b
SHA-256: 5dbd403af2ee36934146783d31be8454755e28965c91cb1d95d908a2304e37c6
yum-cron-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 817919ae0e825676ef8d4eb4d2d07d42
SHA-256: f4380444ed0ac7a363cd539546e9c6a3f0646891568a6e47ef37223a6c252d1a
 
PPC:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 47212f159b569af32cdaf94a8f86b37b
SHA-256: 5dbd403af2ee36934146783d31be8454755e28965c91cb1d95d908a2304e37c6
yum-cron-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 817919ae0e825676ef8d4eb4d2d07d42
SHA-256: f4380444ed0ac7a363cd539546e9c6a3f0646891568a6e47ef37223a6c252d1a
 
s390x:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 47212f159b569af32cdaf94a8f86b37b
SHA-256: 5dbd403af2ee36934146783d31be8454755e28965c91cb1d95d908a2304e37c6
yum-cron-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 817919ae0e825676ef8d4eb4d2d07d42
SHA-256: f4380444ed0ac7a363cd539546e9c6a3f0646891568a6e47ef37223a6c252d1a
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 47212f159b569af32cdaf94a8f86b37b
SHA-256: 5dbd403af2ee36934146783d31be8454755e28965c91cb1d95d908a2304e37c6
yum-cron-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 817919ae0e825676ef8d4eb4d2d07d42
SHA-256: f4380444ed0ac7a363cd539546e9c6a3f0646891568a6e47ef37223a6c252d1a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

SRPMS:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: fabe9fc734945ce01012b6a25779038a
SHA-256: af3473d73f0f26f551a2cffa07651ba31edd1b16a3a49614ef3271f11673246a
 
IA-32:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 47212f159b569af32cdaf94a8f86b37b
SHA-256: 5dbd403af2ee36934146783d31be8454755e28965c91cb1d95d908a2304e37c6
yum-cron-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 817919ae0e825676ef8d4eb4d2d07d42
SHA-256: f4380444ed0ac7a363cd539546e9c6a3f0646891568a6e47ef37223a6c252d1a
 
x86_64:
yum-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 47212f159b569af32cdaf94a8f86b37b
SHA-256: 5dbd403af2ee36934146783d31be8454755e28965c91cb1d95d908a2304e37c6
yum-cron-3.2.29-40.el6.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2013:1845
    MD5: 817919ae0e825676ef8d4eb4d2d07d42
SHA-256: f4380444ed0ac7a363cd539546e9c6a3f0646891568a6e47ef37223a6c252d1a
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

727553 - yum --skip-broken never ending dependency resolution
744335 - yum-cron has no documentation
748054 - RFE: Support installonlypkgs functionality for rhev-hypervisor packages
802462 - yum history stats traceback after creation of new history
809117 - typo in man page of yum
815568 - yum-security does not work with yum makecache and yum -C
819522 - reinstalling of unavailable package returns status code 0
820674 - yum-debug-restore is confused with the number of restored kernels
840543 - yum upgrade frequently fails with misleading 'Protected multilib versions...' error
858844 - yumBase().update() breaks when specifying pkgname, version, and release
872518 - yum downloads metadata for user when not necessary
880968 - yum --enablerepo downloads metadata too early with certain plugins
885159 - yum don't warning for cert. files with the same basename
887935 - updateinfo xml generated via yum ignores the updated date


References



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