glibc-2.17-55.el7_0.1 (latest RHEL-7 update) is not available

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An important security update to glibc was announced on Aug 29, 2014:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1110.html
Advisory: RHSA-2014:1110-1

However, as of Aug 31, the version for RHEL-7 (glibc-2.17-55.el7_0.1) is still not available.

(1) yum does not find it.

(2) An attempt to download directly from the 'Download' site leads to an "Oops!" page with a note "The page you requested was not found".

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Thank you for that link. So, this is a chronic issue with CDN.

The latest glibc security update is marked "important". It is unfortunate that, because the US is in a 3-day weekend, no timely action can be expected.

It is now Sep 3 and this still isn't fixed. What is going on?

Hi John

I can download this from the link provided above now.. can you try?

https://access.redhat.com/downloads/content/rhel---7/x86_64/2456/glibc/2.17-55.el7_0.1/x86_64/fd431d51/package

Let us know if you have any other questions.

Thanks
Mus

Mustafa,

I am not really interested in downloading it that way. Can you try using yum to update it? Can you get metadata from the CDN that isn't still dated Aug 26?

It started working some hours ago. Try cleaning metadata. yum should find the updates now.

I did download new metadata before commenting here and

yum clean all

yum check-update

still gives me metadata from Aug 26 for the rhel-7-workstation-rpms channel.