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Old 03-11-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Problem with yum in Fedora Core 2


Hi there --

We have built a workstation that has the Fedora Core 2 distro as its operating system. When we try to utilize yum, the following error message output appears on-screen:

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Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Core 2 - i386 - Base
retrygrab() failed for:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...rs/header.info
Executing failover method
failover: out of servers to try
Error getting file http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...rs/header.info
[Errno 4] IOError: HTTP Error 404: Not Found
A similar situation occurs when we try to add or upgrade applications via the System Settings - Add/RemoveApplications utility. When trying to add an application, the Checking Dependencies window appears, but there is no indication of any progress being made. The end result is the administrator closing out of the application.

The rpm --rebuilddb utility has already been utilized, as has the removal of all __db* files followed by the aforementioned utility. Neither approach has solved the problem.

Changing the operating system to a newer version is not an option at this time. This is due to the a third-party program that will be the predominate application that will be used on the workstation. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to correct this? Thanks.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 02:28 PM   #2
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Fedora Core is a bleeding edge distribution. They only keep repositories around for a relatively short time. FC2 is really old (they're up to 12 now) so likely there are no repositories for it.

Your options without upgrade are:
1) Find the source for what you need (and make sure it works with you kernel version - I'm pretty sure FC2 was still 2.4.x kernel based - most things went to 2.6.x kernel 2-3 years ago). Then compile it on the system.
2) Search for precompiled packages. Some projects may have precompiled packages for what you need. You may however, find yourself in "dependency hell" as they may require other packages that you don't have (or have the incorrect versions). A good place for a lot of that is Dag Wieers' site:
http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/

When and if you do get around to upgrading to something current if you don't want to pay for a RedHat subscription you might want to consider using CentOS instead of Fedora. Fedora is used pretty much to beta what may end up in RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). CentOS on the other hand is a binary compile of the RHEL sources. Since RHEL has a longer shelf life then the equivalent CentOS version would as well.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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FC2 is really old (they're up to 12 now)
Merely at 11 alpha.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 03:32 PM   #4
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Merely at 11 alpha.
I sit corrected.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 03:53 PM   #5
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Redhat Fedora 2, 'glibc2.3' and 'kernel-2.6.5' was supported
until June 2005.? ( Then no more 'yum' function.)

Redhat EL 4.x / Redhat CentOS 4.x, the "long term support
versions" are probably still supported.
( 'glibc2.3' and 'kernel-2.6.9' )

May be you can use that instead ?
.....

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Old 03-11-2009, 04:02 PM   #6
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With the correct yum repositories defined you should be able to install the fedora-release pacakage(s) and then run 'yum upgrade'. This way you can incrementally upgrade your Fedora system from the current version to the next higher version.

This can be done on a production server (needs rebooting, though), but also needs some care during Fedora 3-to34 and 6-to-7 upgrading, due to some grand changes in the core tools, like the transition from XFree86 to Xorg and other components.

Arch Linux

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Old 03-12-2009, 03:46 AM   #7
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@T74marcell : The OP does not want to upgrade,
but wants to use Fedora 2.

The 'yum upgrade wiki' :
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq
The older repo's are none existent, deleted.
To upgrade in this way, you will have to start
from about Fedora 6.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:10 AM   #8
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With the correct yum repositories defined you should be able to install the fedora-release pacakage(s) and then run 'yum upgrade'. This way you can incrementally upgrade your Fedora system from the current version to the next higher version.[/code]
This will NEVER WORK
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Changing the operating system to a newer version is not an option at this time. This is due to the a third-party program that will be the predominate application that will be used on the workstation. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to correct this? Thanks.
what is that 3d party program?

there is the legacy code that can be installed on fedora 9 or 10

BUT
If you insist on using a INSECURE AND DEAD version ( there have been NO UPDATES TO 2 in over 4 years )

you will need to build everything , and i do mean EVERYTHING from the source code .
The VERY FIRST thing to build is THE UPDATED KERNEL - with the SECURITY fixes in it
------------------------------------
have you looked into using CentOS 5.2 ( 5 year life span )
fedora is 13 months

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