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As far as I am concerned yum is a package manager, not a download application.
Its work is to download and install a package from one of the predefined repos of Fedora.
The tool you want actually if you want to download something is wget.
Installation can proceed then with rpm -ivh name_of_package.rpm
If you want to stick to yum, then try to find repositories that may include the application you want to download.
Since my knowledge of Fedora package management is not great, others may give a more complete responce
rpm allows the following options to be used with http URLs:
The host HOST will be used as a proxy server for all http transfers. This option may also be specified by configuring the macro %_httpproxy.
The TCP PORT number to use for the http connection on the proxy http server instead of the default port. This option may also be specified by configuring the macro %_httpport.
But in my case, i am not using any proxy. Can someone help me troubleshoot this issue. As i have shown, i download the file using wget successfully, means my internet is working properly. So what do i need in addition to get it working with rpm.
As you can see, this is my main issue here :-), i am not able to download from URLs using rpm. My internet is working fine. Can someone help me troubleshoot, why rpm is not able to download. I didnt made any typo because as soon as i replace rpm -Uvg with wget, it downloads successfully...
As you can see, i am now pointing directly to rpm file, but it doesnt work. Kindly bear with me since i just want to clear my concepts. I just want to understand why rpm is not working with the above link where wget is working fine.
If I am not wrong :
"Starting with Fedora 7, there is no more Core, and no more Extras; there is only Fedora. One single repository, built in the community on open source tools, assembled into whatever spins the Fedora community desires"
Hi jonn.moon Chris is right fedora9 is out dated,I gave you that rpm just clear you doubts.You better download lates version Fedora13 and try using that.