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Old 08-16-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
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Question update software in Fedora 9 can not retrieve repository metadata

I use Fedora 9 with a 2006 AMD Athlon 3700 Gateway PC with Verizon DSL. The internet connection shows as wired eth0, and I can surf web pages fine with the Firefox browser. But when the updater runs it gives an error; can not retrieve repository metadata, and so does not get any software updates. Also should I configure my DSL connection as a standard DSL type with a user name, password, and the service provider, rather than as a direct wired ethernet type network connection ? Maybe the repository web site may be down at this time ?
Old 08-16-2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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what repos are you using lvina or freshrpm or none( only the fedora/update from the dvd) !

also try
su -
yum clean all 
yum  makecache
rpm --rebuilddb 
yum update
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Fedora infrastructure (incl. RPM repos) is down.


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