[OpenAFS] OpenAFS 1.6.9 EL5 repository metadata

Andreas Lehner andreas.lehner@verdi.de
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:35:26 +0200


The OpenAFS 1.6.9 binaries provided for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5[0]
carry a defective repomd.xml[1]. EL5 provides versions of yum and
hashing libraries that are incapable of computing sha256 checksums.
Previous OpenAFS releases were created using sha checksums[2].

The packages seem to have been built on EL6 or current Fedora. Newer 
versions of createrepo on EL6 use sha256 by default as opposed to sha in
previous versions. Passing "--checksum sha" to createrepo should remedy
the issue.

Best regards
  Andreas Lehner

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