CentOS 6: Clear the yum cache

Versions

  1. CentOS 6.3

Overview

Ran into problems tonight after working installs of Hadoop of different versions where the yum installer would try to download the incorrect version. Required cleaning yum’s caches AND manually deleting the yum cache for the repo in /var/cache/yum.

Guide

  1. Remove the repo
    Note
    replace $REPONAME below with the name of the repo to clear

  2. Clean all

  3. Delete the yum cache for the repo

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