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Old 02-07-2010, 09:52 PM   #1
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yum fails with error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository


I have Fedora 12 (kernel 2.6.31.12-174.2.3.fc12.i686) installed on my machine. This was a new install, not an upgrade from 11. I am getting the following error when I try to use yum (such as yum update):
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linu...rors-freshrpms error was
14: HTTP Error 404 : http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linu...rors-freshrpms
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: freshrpms. Please verify its path and try again

When I go to the website mentioned, I see that there is no linux/12/ directory. Is there another website I should be pointing to? Or more generally, how do I fix this? I read another thread relating to a problem with the metadata and tried the fixes suggested (yum clean and yum -y remove yum-fastestmirror). There was only limited improvement with this.

I am new to Linux so I'm not sure what else would be helpful here. I did do the yum repolist command and here is what it told me:
yum repolist
Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linu...rors-freshrpms error was
14: HTTP Error 404 : http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linu...rors-freshrpms
repo id repo name status
fedora Fedora 12 - i386 enabled: 15,366
freshrpms Fedora Core 12 - i386 - Freshrpms enabled: 0
livna rpm.livna.org for 12 - i386 enabled: 0
rpmfusion-free RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Free enabled: 0
rpmfusion-free-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Free - Upda enabled: 0
rpmfusion-nonfree RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Nonfree enabled: 0
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Nonfree - U enabled: 0
updates Fedora 12 - i386 - Updates enabled: 0
repolist: 15,366

Thanks for any help you can give me.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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Well, the alien repo URL's didn't add themselves ?

So you can just take away / delete the non valid "freshrpms".
May once have contained one package, already covered
by rpmfusion.

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:36 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Thanks - That did it.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-09-2010, 06:31 PM   #4
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RPM Fusion is a merger of Dribble, Freshrpms, and Livna;
http://rpmfusion.org/


Ditch the livna repos as well ...
 
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@ chrism01 : RPM Fusion is a merger of Dribble, Freshrpms, and Livna.

Yes, you can remove 'livna' too.

The packages are included in the rpmfusion* repos.

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Isn't that what I said??
 
Old 02-10-2010, 07:23 PM   #7
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Sorry , sorry , I missed that line.


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