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Old 01-07-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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yum repos?


Hi. I did search the forum before but didn't find anything useful. I had some trouble with the repositories and someone thought that deleting all the files in /etc/yum.repos.d without backing them up will solve the problem.
I installed livna repos like here but something doesn't work properly:
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[root@localhost yum.repos.d]# yum install mplayer
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Nothing to do
The only package I tried it and it found was xine, and I tried a few very common packages like xmms, mplayer, firefox. Can anyone help me with this? Thank you.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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Personally I have tailored these files to fetch data from Australian sites. The only thing I can suggest is to replace $releasever etc with the actual version number - in your case 6 and just test that these URL's still work, and if not amend them.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 02:13 PM   #3
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Since I have found at least one package it can find (xine), it seems to me it doesn't make any sense to change $releasever to 6. On the other hand, I have no idea what's wrong with it...
 
Old 01-08-2007, 04:31 PM   #4
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If anyone is using Fedora 6 and yum works fine for him/her I would really appreciate if he/she would post here the contents of /etc/yum.conf file and the content of the files in the /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory.
You know how important is yum... Thank you.
 
Old 01-08-2007, 05:33 PM   #5
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I use a few installations and only just returned to using Fedora yesterday. Then I remembered there was a bug in yum Bug No: 122333.
I tried to find more information on it yesterday but no luck and am very busy. If you find the solution please post it here.
I am also a bit of a newbie when it comes to Fedora. The only thing I can suggest is to test that the URLs work in your browser.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 03:41 AM   #6
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I have found a Fedora 6 server and I was surprised I was able to read the yum repository files with user privileges, so I solved it. What was that bug you were talking about? I use Fedora since Fedora 3 and I don't intend to switch...
Could you please post some output or describe the bug?
 
Old 01-09-2007, 03:55 AM   #7
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I've taken to using smart. Often when yum has issues I've been able to use smart.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 04:00 AM   #8
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What is smart? Another update manager? A better one, like you suggest? It's the first time when I hear about it. Thank you.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 04:24 AM   #9
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The thing with smart is that you will have to setup it independently of yum. So it doesn't reference the files in /etc/yum.repos.d . When I get home I'll post my channels for you.

One thing I have found is that smart for instance will not remove the one kernel if you update your kernel.
 
Old 01-10-2007, 05:37 AM   #10
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Go to http://rpm.pbone.net, go advanced, make sure only Fedora 6 has a check in the box, and search yum.
Then download the latest yum package that's listed and install it with rpm -Uvh .

If that doesn't fix everything, do you get the same problem using the freshrpms repository?
Go here: http://freshrpms.net
and "click here" where it says to and install the freshrpms repo. Do you now get any more packages being listed with yum? (freshrpms is better than livna anyway).

Last edited by 144419855310001; 01-10-2007 at 05:40 AM.
 
Old 01-10-2007, 05:46 PM   #11
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Interesting discussion. Reply to bug 122333 query, basically it said that the servers referenced by yum had a problem. Won't bother solving it. I suspect that an update screwed the repos, as today when I ran a backup and replaced repos, they did an update ok.
 
  


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