RHEL4 up2date error: rpmts_HdrFromFdno

Ran into an issue when using Red Hat Enterprise Linux up2date that it would fail to fetch a package. This was because mid way downloading the package, I aborted the operation using CTRL-C. When I was ready to resume the update, it returns a bad MD5 checksum error.

For this example, firefox was the affected package.

This error is triggered from a package that is broken, and is not uncommon to happen.

To correct this, go into /var/spool/up2date and remove the broken package.

Run up2date again, success!

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