Re: [vserver] Error with vserver build and "yum" method on CentOS

From: Jeff Jansen <>
Date: Thu 27 Aug 2009 - 09:16:41 BST
Message-ID: <>

Xavier Montagutelli <> wrote on 2009-Aug-27:
> You are using a version of yum which is insecure and broken in chroot
> related operations; either apply the patches shipped in the 'contrib/'
> [..]
> Transaction Summary
> ===================================================================================================================================================
> Install 8 Package(s)
> Update 0 Package(s)
> Remove 0 Package(s)
> Total download size: 28 M
> warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e8562897
> Importing GPG key 0xE8562897 "CentOS-5 Key (CentOS 5 Official Signing Key)
> <>" from
> CentOS-5

First I would definitely patch your version of yum. Details can be found here.

Find the one that most closely matches your version of yum and try it. I have
yum 3.2.12 and the 3.2.19 patch applied cleanly.

Then here's what I did on my debian lenny host to get it working. Find the
CentOS-Base.repo" for CentOS 5 that came with your util-versers package. Mine
is at:


Edit the file and change each instance of the '$basearch' variable to be your
actual architecture - 'x86_64' in my case. Then UN-comment all the "baseurl"
lines. Finally change all the "gpgcheck=1" lines to be "=0". (I don't actually
know if that's necessary, but I did it and it worked. Feel free to try it
without the change and see what happens.)

Then try the build command again. As I said, I can build CentOS 5 guests on my
debian lenny host after those changes. But YMMV, as they say.


Jeff Jansen
Received on Thu Aug 27 09:16:58 2009

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