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Old 06-22-2004, 11:34 PM   #1
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Error message using yum update


I've been trying to update my system all day and I keep getting this message from yum:

Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Core 1 - i386 - Base
Damaged or Bad header.info from Fedora Core 1 - i386 - Base
This is probably because of a downed server or an invalid header.info on a repository.

and I typed in updatedb before I ran yum. My yum.conf file looks like this:

[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
pkgpolicy=newest
distroverpkg=fedora-release
tolerant=1
exactarch=1
retries=20

[base]
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/

[updates-released]
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch/

#[updates-testing]
#name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Unreleased Updates
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/testing/$releasever/$basearch/

I'm not sure if this is a problem on my end or not. Is anyone else having these issues?
 
Old 06-22-2004, 11:47 PM   #2
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i hade this problem about a week ago in the morning and that night it was fixed
i guess one of the update servers went down
 
Old 06-23-2004, 10:40 AM   #3
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Tried again this morning and still no luck. Could my router be causing the problem?
 
Old 06-23-2004, 10:44 AM   #4
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This is the primary download server for fedora. You really want to pick a mirror that is closer to your location. Everyone is using the primary and it's very slow and you'll get junk like this all the time.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 11:32 AM   #5
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Donboy
[B]This is the primary download server for fedora. You really want to pick a mirror that is closer to your location.

---- Could you tell where I can find the available mirrors? what file should I change to pick up the mirror?

Thanks!

Harvey
 
Old 06-23-2004, 12:40 PM   #6
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Mirrors aplenty...

http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html

The file you want to modify is /etc/yum.conf. See also... man yum.conf
 
Old 06-23-2004, 12:43 PM   #7
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Here's some other ones...

http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/resour...rs.shtml#sites
 
Old 06-23-2004, 12:47 PM   #8
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Thanks!

Thanks!
 
  


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