Openssh-5.3p1-123.el6_9.x86_64.rpm For CESA-2017:2563 Not Available In Mirror.CentOS.org CentOS6 Repo

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The patch for CESA-2017:2563 announced at https://lists.CentOS.org/pipermail/CentOS-announce/2017-August/022529.html is only available in the CentOS 6.9 repo. It is missing for the generic CentOS-6 repo at http://mirror.CentOS.org/CentOS-6/6/os/x86_64/Packages/. Typically this repo contains all the latest patches for the latest minor release, but it’s missing the new version of openssh. I assume this is by mistake, but please correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks Dustin

8 thoughts on - Openssh-5.3p1-123.el6_9.x86_64.rpm For CESA-2017:2563 Not Available In Mirror.CentOS.org CentOS6 Repo

  • This doesn’t look like correct place to look for it to me. Please find it in the place similar to the following (I’m giving URL of mirror I
    maintain, but that should give you an idea):

    http://bay.uchicago.edu/CentOS/6/updates/x86_64/Packages/

    openssh-server-5.3p1-123.el6_9.x86_64.rpm

    IS there.

    I hope this helps.

    Valeri

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    Valeri Galtsev Sr System Administrator Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago Phone: 773-702-4247
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  • CentOS-6/6/ is a symlink to CentOS/6/

    which is inturn a symlink to the latest directory .. in this case 6.9/

    So, you will get the same package from each location

    But, during the update sync out cycle, some servers have updates while others are still syncing, so it sometimes takes a couple of hours for everything to settle out.

    Both of those directories will have the same content when they are synced.

    I did just release 30ish SRPM builds today, so it will take a few hours for everything to stabilize.

  • However, that package was released a long time ago (31 aug) and it IS in both places right now. So no idea why you only see it in one place.

    For the things released TODAY .. they may take a couple hours to get out.

  • The OP looks in wrong place, the package is in updates, not os.

    In general, the rule of thumb is to look in updates firs, then in os, then one will find the latest package.

    Valeri

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    Valeri Galtsev Sr System Administrator Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago Phone: 773-702-4247
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  • Thanks for the quick and helpful replies. Also, thank you for pointing out that I should have been looking in updates, not os. That makes perfect sense, but I got hung up on the fact that it was missing from os. Anyway, that led to me discovering that on one of my internal mirrors the updates repo hadn’t synced in a couple months, which was ultimately the cause for the missing package in that environment, but still as Johnny pointed out this package was released August 31st and should be in the os repo by now, and it’s not. Also, I was wrong since it’s missing from both the 6.9 and 6 os repo. I just checked again from a browser that has never been to this url so there’s no chance of something being cached and still I see the 122 package at http://mirror.CentOS.org/CentOS-6/6/os/x86_64/Packages/. Ultimately, you helped me solve my problem, but the package is not in os directory yet like Johnny said it normally would be.

    # This is the openssh package I see at the URL I gave above openssh-5.3p1-122.el6.x86_64.rpm < http://mirror.CentOS.org/CentOS-6/6/os/x86_64/Packages/openssh-5.3p1-122.el6.x86_64.rpm> 23-Mar-2017 14:58 277K

    Thanks Dustin

  • All that Johnny pointed out was that 6 is a link to 6.9 and should therefore have the same content. He never said anything about os having the latest release of the package, he simply said that 6 should (and it does, in updates).

    6.9 (which 6 links to) was released by Red Hat in March and no further updates are made to os after that. All updated packages after the release date go in updates.

    You are mistaken both about what Johnny said and what the os and updates repos are for. The os repo contains those packages that were released at the time of a point release. In the case of 6.9 the release date by Red Hat was 2017-03-21 and the packages in os are generally current as of that date. Updates contains updated packages that have been released since the most recent point release. By default and generally yum will be configured for both repos, and so any update or install will pull the most recent package from either os or updates. In the case where there was not any updated package since the point release the most recent package will be in os, otherwise it will be in updates.

    Peter

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