CentOS 5.6 - some glitches.

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  1. Ocky

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    1.Yesterday I booted up CentOS 5.6 (32 bit) after not having used it for 2 weeks. First thing that was troublesome is that I was unable to get the CentOS base updates due to
    'metadata file does not match checksum'.
    Now this problem is well known to me and in the past I could always fix it by running

    yum clean all
    yum makecache
    yum update

    This time I tried the above plus yum clean metadata on its own plus yum update --disableplugin=fastestmirror plus one or two other commands including uncommenting the baseurl line in the CentOS-Base.repo for released updates. Nothing worked.

    Lastly I tried yum makecache --disableplugin=fastestmirror and Bingo, no more 'metadata file does not match checksum' errors. :)

    2. Much more seroius. After a while I noticed my panels were frozen and then turned blank.
    This is a known bug which seems to affect 32bit versions and was introduced after the latest glibc update. http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=4817
    Someone released a temporary fix but
    http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2011-April/110474.html

    Let's hope for an early fix. This morning btw. I booted up and the panels were back.
     
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