On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
The Red Hat Network Notification Tool (KDE Applet) tells me
that there is a new version of Firefox available. The version on the
nachine is firefox-1.0-2.fc3.x86_64.rpm, while the latest version on the
server is firefox-1.0.1-1.3.1.x86_64.rpm. Nevertheless, up2date doesn't
report the new version as available for installation.
Does anyone know why this is? Is the new firefox worth hand
This is the issue with 'mirror-list' - i.e all mirrors don't have the
same files at any given instant.
And when up2date or yum is configured with a 'mirrorlist' - at each
invocation - it potentially checks a different mirror - hence
the info can be inconsistant.
Your alternatives are:
- wait a few hours so that most mirrors get this update
- try running up2date a few times - and hope one of these attempts gets
to a more recent mirror
- Modify your mirrorlist to a better one (so that you don't go to the
opposite end of the globe) - for eg: I use
- Do not use mirrorlist - and just use a favourite mirror closeby. This
way up2date is ALWAYS consistant across multiple invocations.
BTW: the mirrorlist setting for up2date can be changed by editing
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources as in:
You can check http://fedora.redhat.com/download/up2date-mirrors/
complete mirror-list for up2date