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Old 12-17-2009, 03:58 PM   #1
bizmopeen
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Add/remove software problems in Yellow Dog for Mac


Hello, all;

I'm trying to use the add/remove software program in Yellow Dog 5.0 on a Mac G4 PPC and keep encountering this message:

"Unable to retrieve software information. This could be caused by not having a network connection available."

I'm assuming my network connection is fine, as I'm accessing the internet and downloading files with no problem. I've searched the web for solutions, and what I've tried so far does not seem to help. running yum update from the command line gives me the following:

Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
extras [1/3]
http://ftp.yellowdoglinux.com/pub/yello ... repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 16:17:23 GMT
Server: Apache
Vary: accept-language,accept-charset
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Language: en
Trying other mirror.
http://ftp.yellowdoglinux.com/pub/yello ... repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 16:17:33 GMT
Server: Apache
Vary: accept-language,accept-charset
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Language: en
Trying other mirror.
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: extras
failure: repodata/repomd.xml from extras: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from extras: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.


Any ideas? I've also tried the following processes, which don't seem to help:


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... nformation

"To make the add/remove programs (Pirut) to work, login as root and edit all the enabled repos (/etc/yum.repos.d/anyname.repo) by removing # infront of the baseurl line (uncomment it). Both add/remove & software updater (pup) will work."

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/redhat ... nable.html

"I would disable ipv6 and check again if it still doesn't work. I have seen that some servers work whith ipv6 enabled while some refuse to communicate with my boxes as long as ipv6 is enabled.

For disabling ipv6, add to /etc/modprobe.conf

alias net-pf-10 off
alias ipv6 off"
 
Old 12-19-2009, 12:51 AM   #2
linuxlover.chaitanya
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Are you directly connected to internet or through proxy. Some forums on centos say they had issues with proxies. Also your HTTP error 404 says that what you are trying to request is not available.
 
  


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