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Old 01-12-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
nilytiby
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Unhappy Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) on fresh Fedora 11 install


I've just installed Fedora 11 and I can't install anything using yum
Code:
[root@localhost /]# yum install dhcp*
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
I tried yum clean all but it didn't make sense
Code:
[root@localhost /]# yum clean all
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Cleaning up Everything
[root@localhost /]# yum update
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
This is my repo
Code:
[fedora]
name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch
failovermethod=priority
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=1
metadata_expire=7d
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-$basearch

[fedora-debuginfo]
name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - Debug
failovermethod=priority
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/debug/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-debug-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
metadata_expire=7d
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-$basearch


[fedora-source]
name=Fedora $releasever - Source
failovermethod=priority
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/source/SRPMS/mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-source-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
metadata_expire=7d
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-$basearch
Anyone can help me? Thank you so much
 
Old 01-12-2010, 02:49 PM   #2
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It sounds like some piece of information is going down incorrectly.

I would suggest the problem is occurring with something in the following line.

mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch

My guess would be that $releasever or $basearch might be set wrong for some reason.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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Well, how can I correct it? Sorry because I'm a new one in Linux. Thanks
 
Old 01-13-2010, 06:21 PM   #4
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Not sure on that one myself I am afraid, I do not know where this information is drawn from. It might require some basic scripting knowledge to find out. I suspect one of the variables is stored wrong. It appears these are just configuration files and so I doubt scripting can be done here, I don't know where the scripting file is, this might need someone more familiar with how YUM works then myself.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 08:55 AM   #5
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Yes, I also thought that there were something wrong. But, I don't what it is exactly. I searched ways on Internet, but they didn't make sense. I'm really depressed
 
Old 01-14-2010, 09:08 AM   #6
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Silly question, I'm sure - but has the new Fedora install got internet connectivity?
 
Old 01-15-2010, 01:42 PM   #7
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Yes, I had
 
Old 05-06-2010, 03:51 AM   #8
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Would you believe it's an ipv6 problem?
I'm running F12 X86_64 upgraded from F11.
The Yum problem [Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml)] began after the F12 update and after the first yum update (installed 78 packages and updated 1742 more). THEN the (repmod.xml) problem.
I'm running off a ipv4 router so, have ipv6 disabled (I thought). But, in F12 it's different than in F11, it seems. So, here's what I did that disabled ipv6, and fixed the YUM problem. You don't need to modify /etc/hosts and all that other stuff above that didn't work for me.
1. disable the ipv6 firewall service [ipv6tables]
2. keep it off - #/sbin/chkconfig ip6tables off
3. Create a file under /etc/modprobe.d (e.g. “blacklist-ipv6.conf”) with the following 2 lines, in the order shown:
install ipv6 /bin/true
blacklist ipv6
4. add the following line to /etc/sysconfig/network
NETWORKING_IPV6=no
(mine had IPV6=no - that don't work, but I left it in there, too)
5. reboot YUM should work fine.
---------------here's the remove ipv6 reference-------------
http://eldapo.lembobrothers.com/2010...and-fedora-12/

Think normal human beings will ever be able to use Fedora?
 
  


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