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Old 02-08-2004, 10:34 AM   #16
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I tried changing to a mirror, and when I run up2date it gives me an error message and says:

There was a fatal error communicating with the server. The message was:

An HTTP error occurred:
URL: http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...rs/header.info
Status Code: 404
Error Message: Not Found

It's looking for a directory that is not there. Could someone tell me how to find this directory?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 03:03 PM   #17
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What do you have in the contents of /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources? I've got:

yum fedora-core-1 ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora/...core/1/i386/os
yum updates-released ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora/...updates/1/i386
 
Old 02-08-2004, 04:14 PM   #18
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I had

yum fedora-core-1 http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...ra/linux/core/
yum updates-released http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...ra/linux/core/
#yum updates-testing http://fedora.redhat.com/updates/testing/fedora-core-1
 
Old 02-08-2004, 04:19 PM   #19
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Try using URLs that end with names similar to what I've used.

yum fedora-core-1 ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora.../core/1/i386/os
yum updates-released ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora.../updates/1/i386
 
Old 02-08-2004, 04:20 PM   #20
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I got it fixed . That's a ton of a lot faster. I went from like 13k to 100k.

I think somone should make this a sticky or something like that... if I had this information a month ago, it would have saved me alot of frustration.

Last edited by Forezt; 02-08-2004 at 04:22 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 02:25 PM   #21
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what about the "hanging after download finished" issue

OK I understand that some of the posts here relate to issues with "the up2date server"

However, at least one post says their problem is that AFTER a "successful" download of the headers and rpm's the whole thing hangs. This is exactly what I am experiencing, and it can't be a network problem because I'm using one of the machines to make this post !

Here's my story in brief.

I installed fedora core 1 from cd's burned from downloaded iso images. The MD5's were fine and the disks passed the "test" at the start of the install process.

I have a large red and white exclamation mark on the bottom right, which in shrike would mean it's time to update !. I click the icon and up comes the up2date window.

Yes it takes forever to download a collection of hdr and rpm's into /var/spool/up2date, but it DOES finish that eventually. At this point shrike would tell me to click forward or finish (can't recall which) and it would begin the real work of installing the updates. Fedora core yarrow tells me the same thing, only when I click the button, very little happens. The app window clears and shows me a "progress"bar just like shrike used to, but then nothing. I've left one going for 24 HOURS and nothing seemed to have happenned in all that time.

The machine is perfectly capable of doing other things while the up2date task is hanging around, so it's not a "crash" situation.

Any ideas on this would be welcome !
 
Old 02-11-2004, 09:02 PM   #22
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I have exactly the same problem, up2date downloads a load of rpms then hangs on the installing packages screen.
Attempting to use yum now.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 08:12 AM   #23
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I really don't know what to do there... I had the same problem for a while, but when I fixed the downloads, the install worked too.

Maybe give an alternative update client a try?
 
Old 02-14-2004, 09:52 AM   #24
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ok I'm having the same problem that up2date freezes and I went to see what I have on /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources and I've got:
yum fedora-core-rawhide http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...e/development/$ARCH/
yum-mirror fedora-core-rawhide http://fedora.redhat.com/download/up...a-core-rawhide
#yum fedore-core-2-test1-updates http://fedora.redhat.com/updates/released/fedora-core-1
#yum-mirror fedora-core-1 http://fedora.redhat.com/download/up.../fedora-core-1
#yum-mirror updates-released http://fedora.redhat.com/download/up...dates-released
#yum updates-testing http://fedora.redhat.com/updates/testing/fedora-core-$releasever
#yum-mirror updates-testing http://fedora.redhat.com/download/up...pdates-testing
Which ones I need to change and to what I need to change them???
-Thanks
 
Old 02-14-2004, 10:42 AM   #25
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I think the majority of the experience is that the fedora.redhat.com sites are S-L-O-W. Check the mirror sites close to you (listed at fedora.redhat.com) and see what is close. Use an FTP (or Web client) to download a package or two to see what kind of download speed you are getting.

I use the ncsu.edu site and typically get download speeds of ~ 300k (with a cable modem).

In my /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources, I have

yum fedora-core-1 ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora.../core/1/i386/os
yum updates-released ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora.../updates/1/i386
 
Old 02-14-2004, 11:52 AM   #26
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Or can I just fownload them directly from the site and then do thye command: "rpm -Uvh *.rpm"??? or then should I change yum-mirror fedora-core-1 to the url you have ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora.../core/1/i386/os and then change yum-mirror updates-released to the ftp you have which is ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora.../updates/1/i386 ????
 
Old 02-14-2004, 07:35 PM   #27
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Ok then another question How do I start YUM instead of up2date???
 
Old 02-15-2004, 09:39 AM   #28
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Old 02-15-2004, 10:34 AM   #29
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OK this problem is fixed by updating YUM to the newest version and it does the fix to the feeze problem.
 
  


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