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Old 03-31-2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Complexity with yum


Hello,
I have CentOS 3.9 for i386. When I try to instal some thing with yum, i.e:
yum install firefox
or
yum install firefox*
or
yum list firefox and so on, I get:
+++++++++++++++++++
yum info firefox
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: CentOS-3 - Addons
Server: CentOS-3 - Base
Server: CentOS-3 - Extras
Server: CentOS-3 - Updates
Server: Jason's Utter Ramblings Repo
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
Looking in Available Packages:

Looking in Installed Packages:
+++++++++++++++++++

Some time ago I had CentOS 5, and I had the similar problem (exept of firefox all other packages were not installed) and I spent very much time to find different repositories and so on.

Now I have CentOS 3, and there is nothing I can install with yum.
This is yum.conf content:
+++++++++++++++++++
[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
pkgpolicy=newest
distroverpkg=redhat-release
installonlypkgs=kernel kernel-smp kernel-hugemem kernel-enterprise kernel-debug kernel-unsupported kernel-smp-unsupported kernel-hugemem-unsupported
tolerant=1
exactarch=1
[utterramblings]
name=Jason's Utter Ramblings Repo
baseurl=http://www.jasonlitka.com/media/EL4/i386/
[base]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/
#released updates
[update]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/updates/$basearch/
#packages used/produced in the build but not released
[addons]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Addons
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/addons/$basearch/
#additional packages that may be useful
[extras]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/extras/$basearch/
#[centosplus]
#name=CentOS-$releasever - Plus
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/centosplus/$basearch/
#[testing]
#name=CentOS-$releasever - Testing
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/testing/$basearch/
#[fasttrack]
#name=CentOS-$releasever - Fasttrack
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/fasttrack/$basearch/
+++++++++++++++++++
The file is too long, so I littely edited it.

So my question is: is there some "normal" one repository that have all basic thing like firefox and so that I will insert to this file and all will work fine?

Thank you very much for ahead.
 
Old 03-31-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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cent 3.9 IS VERY VERY VERY old

5.4 is the current
also see the CentOS wiki help page
http://wiki.centos.org/Documentation
and to install the software repos
http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories
 
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
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I'd be surprised if you didn't get errors trying yum with 3.9, RH didn't introduce yum till v5.0.
AFAIK, it was still 'up2date' in 3.x.
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-2531
NB: v3 is out of support ie NO more updates as of Oct 2010 http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/

Last edited by chrism01; 03-31-2010 at 08:10 PM.
 
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:35 AM   #4
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Thank you very much, I will install CentOS 5
 
  


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