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Old 11-01-2005, 09:15 AM   #1
conellylg
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Having [Config Error] while using YUM


Hi all,

I am trying to use yum to update my brand new FC4. However, when I tried to perform a clean or update, I get the following message:

-------------------------------
Config Error: Error accessing file for config file:///etc/yum.conf
-------------------------------

== All the steps below were performed using [root] as user ==

I am behind a proxy, so I did the following before attempt to use yum:

$ export HTTP_PROXY=<valid_proxy_here>
$ export FTP_PROXY=<valid_proxy_here>

Then, I tried to do a yum update

$ yum -t --except=open-office* update

I got the error above. Then I tried to perform a cleanup and start over with:

$ yum clean all

To no avail at all.

I have used the following configurations for my [/etc/yum.conf] file

**************************************
[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
pkgpolicy=newest
distroverpkg=fedora-release
tolerant=1
exactarch=0
retries=1
timeout=10
obsoletes=1
# gpgcheck=1

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d
**************************************

AND

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

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d
**************************************

All directories / files are owned by [root], so I can't see the error.

The version of YUM I was using is :

[root@localhost etc]# yum --version
2.3.2
[package yum-fedorafaq-4-2005.07.25a]

Then, I removed it an stick to the standard YUM from FC4.

I also have tried the solution offered in fedorafaq.org but to no avail.

At this point I am kind of confused, since I have used yum before and I haven't seen this error. I have googled a bit and the suggestions around have not been very helpful.

Appreciate any pointers / help.


Regards,

Conellylg
 
Old 11-01-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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conellylg,

Given the error message it appears that yum cannot find your yum.conf file. To test I renamed my configuration file (on a known working FC4 system) and received the exact same error message.

Try running yum and explicitly defining the location of the yum.conf file with the -c switch like this:
Code:
$yum -c /etc/yum.conf -t --except=open-office* update
If it helps any I am using a yum.conf file that is exactly the same as your second one (the one with distroverpkg=redhat-release).

Cheers!
EUDMIAN
 
Old 11-01-2005, 05:46 PM   #3
conellylg
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edumian,

Thanks for your comments. However, my yum doesn't want to work with nothing at all. Even using the [-c] switch, it still throws the same error.

Code:
[root@localhost ~]# yum -c /etc/yum.con.bak -t --exclude=open-office* update
Config Error: Error accessing file for config file:///etc/yum.con.bak
I am quite a bit surprised. I am not sure if I will have to download the RPM for yum and update it again or what to do.

Anyway, thanks for the pointer.


conellylg
 
Old 11-01-2005, 06:32 PM   #4
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Add the following line to the end of /etc/yum.conf

proxy=http://<proxy>:<port>

That should relieve you of the need to export the environment variables relating to your proxy.

Next, what happens when you execute something simple, say,

yum list firefox
 
Old 11-01-2005, 06:57 PM   #5
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A shot in the dark, but possibly an upgrade to the package might be in order (I must have spent too much time on Windoze...when all else fails, reinstall).

If your system has Internet access try this:

Code:
$ //Get updated RPM from redhat
$ wget download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/4/i386/yum-2.4.0-0.fc.noarch.rpm

$ //Install update
$rpm -U ./yum-2.4.0-0.fc.noarch.rpm
I am assuming you have verified that the config file is owned by root and that you are running yum as root...

When all else fails beat it with a bigger stick


Cheers,
EUDMIAN
 
Old 11-02-2005, 12:17 PM   #6
conellylg
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Thanks all. Unfortunately, after following your suggestions, I am still having the same issue, even after reinstalling the yum utility [yum-2.4.0-0.fc4.noarch.rpm] from [http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...pdates/4/i386/]. No avail at all.

However, when I tried to install the RPM, I got the following error:

Code:
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -U --force /home/conellylg/installers/linux/yum-2.4.0-0.fc4.noarch.rpm
warning: /home/conellylg/installers/linux/yum-2.4.0-0.fc4.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
Now, when I try to see execute yum (even a yum --version or just yum) I get the error:

Code:
[root@localhost ~]# yum
Config Error: Error accessing file for config file:///etc/yum.conf
Any pointers will be very welcome

Luis
 
Old 09-13-2010, 07:04 PM   #7
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getting error while running Yum

hi all,

i am getting below error while updating yum can u solve this?

[root@Prasanth ~]# yum update
rpmdb: unable to join the environment
error: db4 error(11) from dbenv->open: Resource temporarily unavailable
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Resource temporarily unavailable (11)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
CRITICAL:yum.main:

Error: rpmdb open failed
[root@Prasanth ~]#
 
Old 09-17-2010, 09:37 AM   #8
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Your rpmdb is corrupted. You will need to rebuild it.

Try "rpmdb --rebuilddb". I have never done it, so you should better google a little before you run the command.
 
  


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