1.171. yum

1.171.1. RHBA-2011:0136: bug fix update

An updated yum package that fixes several problems and adds an enhancement is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Yum is a utility that can check for, automatically download, and install updated RPM packages. Dependencies are obtained and downloaded automatically prompting the user as necessary.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* Previously, yum checked the configured server host name with the name in the server's SSL certificate when connecting to HTTPS yum repositories, even when SSL verification was disabled, which is the default setting. With this update yum will only check names when SSL verification is enabled. Note: yum-rhn-plugin always disables name checks even for non-RHN repositories. ( BZ#500721)
* Previously, installing obsolete packages resulted in installing the package of the incorrect arch. With this update, Yum selects the correct arch and the issue is resolved. ( BZ#593349)
* Previously, running yum failed when /proc was not mounted. With this update, yum uses the generic result instead of trying to narrow down the architecture of the Central Processing Unit (CPU). ( BZ#623955)
* Previously, when getting unique metadata from RHN yum would only delete the downloaded files and not the generated (.sqlite) files. This meant that /var/cache/yum would grow without bound. With this update, yum will delete the generated files as well. ( BZ#628963)
* Previously, the yum.conf manual page did not document options for setting SSL verification parameters for HTTPS yum repositories. With this update, these options are documented. ( BZ#637146)
This update also adds the following enhancement:
* With this update, yum can parse more fields in the updateinfo.xml metadata and provides these fields to other applications. ( BZ#634119)
Yum users are advised to upgrade to this updated package which resolves these issues.

1.171.2. RHBA-2010:0814: bug fix update

An updated yum package that fixes a bug in the cache control mechanism is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
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.
This updated package provides fixes for the following bug:
* Previously, when getting unique metadata from Red Hat Network (RHN), yum would only delete the downloaded files and not the generated (.sqlite) files. This meant that /var/cache/yum would grow without bound. With this update, yum will delete the generated files as well. ( BZ#646982)
All users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.