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Old 02-26-2010, 02:45 PM   #1
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Errors when trying to software update Fedora 12

This was also posted under Newbie Forum as I was unsure which was the best spot.

On a fresh install of Fedora 12: I am trying to do a software update and keep getting these errors. I am new to Fedora but have used Ubuntu for some time.

An Internal system error has occurred:

Under more details it states:

Error Type: <class 'yum.Errors.RepoError'>
Error Value: Error getting repository data for installed, repository not found
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/, line 3125, in <module>
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/, line 3122, in main
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packagekit/, line 710, in dispatcher
self.dispatch_command(args[0], args[1:])
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packagekit/, line 657, in dispatch_command
self.update_packages(only_trusted, package_ids)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/, line 1948, in update_packages
signed = self._is_package_repo_signed(pkg)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/, line 1437, in _is_package_repo_signed
repo = self.yumbase.repos.getRepo(pkg.repoid)
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/, line 121, in getRepo
'Error getting repository data for $s, repository not found' $ (repoid)

Now I don't know if those errors each apply to a distinct update but theres about 430 updates available. It looks like maybe I need to add something to the repository? I don't know
Old 02-26-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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maybe your /etc/fedora-release file has the wrong data in it or is corrupted.
It should say Fedora release 12 (Constantine)

You can issue the command
yum clean all

then follow section 3. Switch repositories
here :
to install the correct repos.

Make sure to edit the <ReleaseNumber> and <Arch> to reflect your system.



Last edited by smoker; 02-26-2010 at 07:14 PM.


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