Couple of strange errors this morning (Time-HiRes and system-auth)

TogaDave

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I got a strange email from root today on my server, it says:

/etc/cron.daily/yum.cron:

warning: /etc/pam.d/system-auth created as /etc/pam.d/system-auth.rpmnew
Anyone know what that means?

Also, while updating to the latest Current cpanel through WHM this morning I've noticed a couple of weird errors/warnings too:

Getting headers from: (rh.lsu.edu)Red Hat Linux 7.3 - Updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
IOError - # 9 - Bad file descriptor
Fetching CPAN timestamp...Done
Testing connection speed...(this could take a while)....Done
Ping:18.296 Testing connection speed to ftp.lug.udel.edu using wget...Warning: removing bad mirror ftp.lug.udel.edu from url list
test failed...Done
Three usable mirrors located
Mirror Check passed for mirror.cc.columbia.edu
CPAN: Storable loaded ok
Going to read /home/.cpan/Metadata
Database was generated on Fri, 20 May 2005 08:55:55 GMT
Running install for module Time::HiRes
Running make for J/JH/JHI/Time-HiRes-1.68.tar.gz
CPAN: Digest::MD5 loaded ok
CPAN: Compress::Zlib loaded ok

Checksum mismatch for distribution file. Please investigate.

Distribution id = J/JH/JHI/Time-HiRes-1.68.tar.gz
CPAN_USERID JHI (Jarkko Hietaniemi )
CALLED_FOR Time::HiRes
CONTAINSMODS Time::HiRes
MD5_STATUS
incommandcolor 1
localfile /home/.cpan/sources/authors/id/J/JH/JHI/Time-HiRes-1.68.tar.gz

I'd recommend removing
/home/.cpan/sources/authors/id/J/JH/JHI/Time-HiRes-1.68.tar.gz. Its MD5
checksum is incorrect. Maybe you have configured your 'urllist' with
a bad URL. Please check this array with 'o conf urllist', and
retry.
I'm absolutely lost as to what any of this means. Can someone please hand me a clue if you have a moment?

Thanks very much,
Dave

EDIT: I'm running
WHM 10.1.0 cPanel 10.1.0-C76
RedHat 7.3 i686 - WHM X v3.1.0
 

MMarko

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I've got that error to. I've deleted this file Time-HiRes-1.68.tar.gz, and next time script downloaded it again with no error.
 

chirpy

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Go on, have a guess
That first messages is information and telling you that yum upgraded that application and stored the configuration file that came with it as whatever.rpmnew which is standard stuff to prevent any configuration settings from being lost - so, informational.

The second message, which is an error, comes from having a stale cpan tree, you can clean that up with:

rm -Rf /home/.cpan
rm -Rf /root/.cpan


You can then rerun the update using:

/scripts/rpmup