[Mageia-dev] "adding 16777 new rpms not available in existing hdlist" ??

Frank Griffin ftg at roadrunner.com
Mon Oct 10 01:55:29 CEST 2011

On 10/09/2011 07:17 PM, Balcaen John wrote:
> Le dimanche 9 octobre 2011 19:10:49 Frank Griffin a écrit :
>> I have two virtually identical cauldron systems which update from the
>> same local cauldron tree.  One consistently gets messages during "urpmi
>> --auto-update" like "adding 16777 new rpms not available in existing
>> hdlist" which holds up the urpmi processing for literally minutes, and
>> one does not.
>> Does anyone know what this message indicates, what processing is
>> occurring during the long delay, and any reason why it should occur on
>> one system but not the other ?
> You're probably using a local media without a hdlist inside.
I don't see how.  Both systems install using HTTP from the same distro 
tree and use the same script to delete and recreate media from that tree 
after install:

[ftg at ftgme2 bin]$ cat customizeUrpmi.sh

#  Create urpmi sources

echo "Deleting existing urpmi sources"
urpmi.removemedia -a
echo "Creating urpmi sources"
urpmi.addmedia --no-md5sum --probe-hdlist --distrib 
urpmi.update --no-ignore "Core Release Debug" "Core 32bit Release Debug" 
"Nonfree Release Debug" "Nonfree Release" "Tainted Release"
urpmi.update -a

The urpmi.cfg files are virtually identical:

[root at ftglap urpmi]# cmp -b /etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg 
/etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg /mnt/ftgme2/etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg differ: byte 2907, 
line 135 is  40   175 }

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