Yum Package Install Problem
So every now and then while trying to do simple things, computing throws something at you that's both frustrating and not very straight forward. This is one of those times. I was recently working on installing g++ on a Linux build. Unfortunately, I ran into a pretty serious problem (see below) which caused the installation to fail out.
[[email protected] ~]# yum install g++ Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ? yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 309, in user_main errcode = main(args) File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 178, in main result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands() File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 345, in doCommands self._getTs(needTsRemove) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 101, in _getTs self._getTsInfo(remove_only) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 112, in _getTsInfo pkgSack = self.pkgSack File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 662, in
pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(), File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 502, in _getSacks self.repos.populateSack(which=repos) File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 232, in populateSack self.doSetup() File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 79, in doSetup self.ayum.plugins.run('postreposetup') File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/plugins.py", line 179, in run func(conduitcls(self, self.base, conf, **kwargs)) File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/fastestmirror.py", line 181, in postreposetup_hook all_urls = FastestMirror(all_urls).get_mirrorlist() File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/fastestmirror.py", line 333, in get_mirrorlist self._poll_mirrors() File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/fastestmirror.py", line 376, in _poll_mirrors pollThread.start() File "/usr/lib/python2.4/threading.py", line 416, in start _start_new_thread(self.__bootstrap, ()) thread.error: can't start new thread
This took some serious digging around the internet but I managed to come up with a few suggestions out of it as follows:
yum clean all yum clean metadata
Unfortunately, this did not do the trick and the error continued to plague my installation attempts. However, after even more digging around I was able to find a solution that did actually work for my setup. This solution involved editing and disabling the fastestmirror configuration as follows:
I then changed the option for enable from 1 to 0 as shown below.
This did the trick and I was able to install once again!
Much thanks to the reference that I used to complete this task: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fedora-35/prob-with-yum-%5Berrno-1%5D-metadata-file-does-not-match-checksum-trying-other-mirro-462093/