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Old 08-06-2007, 02:26 AM   #1
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Fresh install issues


Okay gents. So I made the big leap from Slackware 10.0 to Fedora 7 today! Took me long enough, right? I am having a few issues with this though and was looking for someone to point me in the right direction.

Issue #1:
Yum is not working. At all. Behold.

Code:
[root@localhost eric]# yum -y update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
not using ftp, http[s], or file for repos, skipping - �T1ロ0
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Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: fedora
[root@localhost eric]#
Cool, huh? I reference /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo and here is the file.

Code:
[fedora]
name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

[fedora-debuginfo]
name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - Debug
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/debug/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-debug-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

[fedora-source]
name=Fedora $releasever - Source
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/source/SRPMS/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-source-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY
If I take the fedora repos out of the folder and simply use the Livna ones I put in it will work. But without the fedora repos I run into dependency heck.

Issue #2:
(It may be solved if I get issue #1 working and update)
When using the desktop-effects (Compiz, right?) if I maximize the window the top bar blanks out. It is still there and I can interact with it but the buttons and title/color are all gone. I am on a thinkpad R40 with a radeon M6.

Thank you all in advance!

Eric
 
Old 08-06-2007, 04:13 AM   #2
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Maybe it's a temporary failure? DNS resolution error? What happens if you use baseurl instead of mirrorlist? Or use the IP address of one of the repo servers for "download.fedora.redhat.com"?
 
Old 08-06-2007, 06:01 AM   #3
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Go the Fedora homepage and pick a different mirror for your baseurl; mine looks like this:

Code:
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
baseurl=ftp://ftp.surfnet.nl/vol/1/fedora/linux/releases/7/Everything/x86_64/os
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
 
Old 08-06-2007, 08:43 AM   #4
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Alright, so I tried another mirror and no dice. the .xml is still giving me the same error.. I then changed the fedora "Enabled" value to 0 and tried again. It began trying the livona (sp) repos and recieve the exact same XML error as before, then it tries another mirror etc. If I had the disk I could just try a re-install.
 
Old 08-06-2007, 09:07 AM   #5
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Hmm, I suggest that you see whether this does anything at all:

yum --disablerepo livna check-updates

You may also need to download a fresh yum.rpm for Fedora7 (the current one may have been corrupted - livna can do some vicious things from time to time).

If it works, please post back before actually doing the updates.
 
Old 08-06-2007, 10:17 AM   #6
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Tried disabling livna and then removing it form the directory to no avail.
Forced a reinstall of yum and did a clean all but still coming up with that exact same error. Perhaps it's the satellite internet connection I'm on. (Lots of caching, TCP to UDP conversion etc.) Dunno. I do not beleive I ahve successfully used YUM yet except possibly to download the livna information.
 
Old 08-06-2007, 10:37 AM   #7
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You wouldn't normally use yum to install the livna repo file. Can you install/remove anything at all if you use Applications > Add/Remove?
 
Old 08-06-2007, 10:52 AM   #8
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No, I can not. The applications dies without giving me any useful information. I assume it is related to these issues.
 
Old 08-06-2007, 11:29 AM   #9
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Alright, if pirut is creating issues as well, there must be something seriously wrong with your RPM database (unless you haven't got any (reliable) internet connectivity but I understand that this isn't the problem). Have a look at 4.5.2, which has solved many RPM related issues:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/drafts...n/ch04s05.html
 
Old 08-06-2007, 12:07 PM   #10
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Jay, rebuilding the database didn't work either. I assume it's an issue with the way the NOC deals with my traffic. I'll hold out with this until I get off this deployment! Thanks for all of the pointers - I learned a good bit from this.

Last edited by jimtherabbit; 08-06-2007 at 12:10 PM.
 
Old 08-06-2007, 12:52 PM   #11
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You wouldn't be using anything proxy-like? That would require a few extra lines in yum.conf. But if you aren't then I'm pretty much out of ideas for now.

Last edited by jay73; 08-06-2007 at 12:55 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2007, 04:33 AM   #12
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The connection involves a PEP (Packet? Performance? Enhancing Proxy). What lines should I try putting into my yum.conf?
 
Old 08-07-2007, 04:56 AM   #13
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Hmm, I'm not much of a specialist since I don't need any proxy but this appears to work:
http://www.linuxhelp.net/forums/inde...showtopic=8542

as does this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=125114

There's actually plenty more if you google for yum proxy.

Last edited by jay73; 08-07-2007 at 04:57 AM.
 
  


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