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What almost000 is saying is that by default, Linux expects to update from the latest version across the internet.
If you want to get Sw from your CD, alter your /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo file as per his example, so it'll look on the CD drive instead.
Okay, what if I have the same problem and I do have a working internet connection?
I've installed Fedora 7 on a VMware virtual machine running under XP SP 2. I'm unsuccessful adding or removing applications. I am a DHCP client, and I'm successfully pulling an IP address and DNS adresses from the company's DHCP server.
I've configured the proxy settings as follows:
In Fedora, I clicked on System, Preferences, Internet and Network, Network Proxy.
For HTTP Proxy and Secure HTTP Proxy, I entered the name of our proxy server and the port using the same entries I use successfully for FF and IE on my XP system.
In Details, I entered my Windows domain username in both with and without a preceding ' domain\ '. It doesn't seem to make any difference.
These are the only changes I've made since the installation.
I installed Fedora from an F-7-i386-DVD.iso file. When I attempt to run Applications / Add/Remove Software, it appears the application is looking at the Internet instead of the .iso. I get at Retrieving Software Information window with a progress bar that doesn't got past 20% or so. Eventually I get the error "Unable to retrieve software information. This could be caused by not having a network connection available." I remember from my previous attempts with FC5 that the Add/Remove wants to look at an Internet repository for software. (I was hoping F7 would look to the installation source before hitting the net, but apparently this isn't the case.) I suspect the proxy settings are also causing the problem with Add/Remove.
yum is a cmd line sw installer/updater/remover. Need to run as root.
Cmd line approach may give you more detailed error msgs, also see /var/log eg /var/log/messages.
I recommend using
tail -f /var/log/messages
in an x-term, then try again and see what msgs occur and post them.
Also, is there a logfile in VMWare or XP you can check?
If the CD/DVD drive method works, that'll definitely remove one possibiblity of error, although I agree it sounds like a Network issue.
I don't know if you can do that update from within VMWare, maybe there's a setting that needs fixing.
Apparently the correct command to mount the .ISO is
mount /dev/cdrom-sr1 /mnt
Since that lets me see the contents listed under /mnt. Based on that, what should the baseurl line look like? I've tried
but both result in the good old "Unable to retrieve software information" error for "Add/Remove Software". I'm also still looking for what I have to do to get "Add/Remove" and "Software Updater" to access the Internet from behind my corporate firewall.