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Worried, ran yum -y update expecting to get the bind update but am
concerned as to why the following instant messaging packages were
installed as dependencies. All of the following are instant messaging
related except cyrus-sasl.

Jul 30 17:00:49 Installed: cyrus-sasl-md5-2.1.22-4.i386
Jul 30 17:00:49 Installed: meanwhile-1.0.2-5.el5.i386
Jul 30 17:00:50 Installed: libsilc-1.0.2-2.fc6.i386
Jul 30 17:00:54 Installed: libpurple-2.5.5-3.el5.i386
Jul 30 17:00:58 Installed: libpurple-perl-2.5.5-3.el5.i386

Did anybody else notice the install of im clients on practically
headless non-gui systems?
Any explanation?

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  • Christoph Maser at Jul 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Am Freitag, den 31.07.2009, 00:21 +0200 schrieb Rob Townley:
    Worried, ran yum -y update expecting to get the bind update but am
    concerned as to why the following instant messaging packages were
    installed as dependencies. All of the following are instant messaging
    related except cyrus-sasl.

    Jul 30 17:00:49 Installed: cyrus-sasl-md5-2.1.22-4.i386
    Jul 30 17:00:49 Installed: meanwhile-1.0.2-5.el5.i386
    Jul 30 17:00:50 Installed: libsilc-1.0.2-2.fc6.i386
    Jul 30 17:00:54 Installed: libpurple-2.5.5-3.el5.i386
    Jul 30 17:00:58 Installed: libpurple-perl-2.5.5-3.el5.i386

    Did anybody else notice the install of im clients on practically
    headless non-gui systems?
    Any explanation?
    We observed something similar. On some systems automatic update
    installed kernel-xen-devel on some of our systems. Seems like the yum
    repository metadata was broken at some point in time.

    Chris


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  • Kwan Lowe at Jul 30, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM, Christoph Maserwrote:
    Am Freitag, den 31.07.2009, 00:21 +0200 schrieb Rob Townley:
    Did anybody else notice the install of im clients on practically
    headless non-gui systems?
    Any explanation?
    We observed something similar. On some systems automatic update
    installed kernel-xen-devel on some of our systems. Seems like the yum
    repository metadata was broken at some point in time.
    Last night I had a similar issue. yum kept on trying to pull in an
    older kernel-devel package even after deleting the corresponding
    kernel. If I disabled kernel packages, it returned an error about
    python. Running a "yum clean all" cleared it up.
  • Karanbir Singh at Jul 30, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    On 07/30/2009 11:27 PM, Christoph Maser wrote:
    Did anybody else notice the install of im clients on practically
    headless non-gui systems?
    Any explanation?
    We observed something similar. On some systems automatic update
    installed kernel-xen-devel on some of our systems. Seems like the yum
    repository metadata was broken at some point in time.
    that comes from a problem in the metadata-parser and the yum sqlite
    interface, only partially resolved in the fastrack update. The problem
    persists still. 5.4 should bring a more robust fix, for now make sure
    the metadata is rebuild on each automated run with a yum clean metadata;
    as the first step.


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  • Rob Townley at Jul 30, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 5:27 PM, Christoph Maserwrote:
    Am Freitag, den 31.07.2009, 00:21 +0200 schrieb Rob Townley:
    Worried, ran yum -y update expecting to get the bind update but am
    concerned as to why the following instant messaging packages were
    installed as dependencies. ?All of the following are instant messaging
    related except cyrus-sasl.

    Jul 30 17:00:49 Installed: cyrus-sasl-md5-2.1.22-4.i386
    Jul 30 17:00:49 Installed: meanwhile-1.0.2-5.el5.i386
    Jul 30 17:00:50 Installed: libsilc-1.0.2-2.fc6.i386
    Jul 30 17:00:54 Installed: libpurple-2.5.5-3.el5.i386
    Jul 30 17:00:58 Installed: libpurple-perl-2.5.5-3.el5.i386

    Did anybody else notice the install of im clients on practically
    headless non-gui systems?
    Any explanation?
    We observed something similar. On some systems automatic update
    installed kernel-xen-devel on some of our systems. Seems like the yum
    repository metadata was broken at some point in time.

    Chris


    financial.com AG

    Munich head office/Hauptsitz M?nchen: Maria-Probst-Str. 19 | 80939 M?nchen | Germany
    Frankfurt branch office/Niederlassung Frankfurt: Messeturm | Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49 | 60327 Frankfurt | Germany
    Management board/Vorstand: Dr. Steffen Boehnert (CEO/Vorsitzender) | Dr. Alexis Eisenhofer | Dr. Yann Samson | Matthias Wiederwach
    Supervisory board/Aufsichtsrat: Dr. Dr. Ernst zur Linden (chairman/Vorsitzender)
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    chicken in the Chinese Pavillion right now!

    Thanks. Maybe i am being paranoid but Rootkits sending back their
    loot via im isn't uncommon and this internet facing system is due for
    a harddrive wipe anyway. But after yum clean all and uninstalling all
    the new im clients, then rerunning yum update resulted in no updates
    found. So that is good news.

    Thank You Karanbir, Kwan, and Christoper.

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