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Old 01-19-2012, 05:33 AM   #1
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cant remove firefox.. Yum doesnt work


When I try to remove old version of firefox by
$ yum -y remove firefox
it gives me the following error. (IM using Fedora 11 and im trying to remove firefox 3.5 beta 4 to upgrade it to version 6.

Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Red Hat Linux 11 - x86_64 - Base
retrygrab() failed for:
http://mirror.dulug.duke.edu/pub/yum...rs/header.info
Executing failover method
failover: out of servers to try
Error getting file http://mirror.dulug.duke.edu/pub/yum...rs/header.info
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error >

please help
 
Old 01-19-2012, 05:40 AM   #2
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Fedora 11 is well and truly unsupported these days. I would worry about updating Fedora before trying to update Firefox.
 
Old 01-19-2012, 05:46 AM   #3
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But, this is in office environment and upgrading to Fedora 14/15 takes a lot of approval mails. So, we were updating firefox alone. Any method to remove firefox without using YUM?
 
Old 01-19-2012, 05:58 AM   #4
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# rpm -e firefox
( # rpm -e xulrunner ) ?


If you want to use yum, the repo file must point to "the old archive".
I.e. replace /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora* with this ( fedora11.repo ) :
Code:
[fedora11]
name=Fedora11-x86_64
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/archive/fedora/linux/releases/11/Everything/x86_64/os/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

[fc11-updates]
name=Fedora11-updates-x86_64
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/archive/fedora/linux/updates/11/x86_64/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
.

Last edited by knudfl; 01-19-2012 at 07:47 AM.
 
Old 01-19-2012, 07:25 AM   #5
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Cool! thanks!!
rpm -e firefox works..!
I could successfully install Firefox 6
 
Old 01-19-2012, 07:26 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
# rpm -e firefox
( # rpm -e xulrunner ) ?


If you want to use yum, the repo file must point to "the old archive".
I.e. replace /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora* with this ( fedora11.repo ) :
[code]
Code:
[fedora11]
name=Fedora11-x86_64
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/archive/fedora/linux/releases/11/Everything/x86_64/os/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

[fc11-updates]
name=Fedora11-updates-x86_64
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/archive/fedora/linux/updates/11/x86_64/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
.

However I tried to use the above mentioned repos.. but it still gave me the same error strangely!
 
Old 01-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #7
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It's not strange at all if you re-read my post....
 
  


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