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Old 06-12-2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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fedora linux 5 problem


hi guyx,

I installed FC5 in Compaq IV desktop. I have the following problems...

(1)"Add/Remove probrams" option.

I got the error "Unable to retrieve software information".I updated
yum with update options , upate yum.conf file as per instructions in Linux forum but it doesn't work.

2)Error during executing find command :->

find: WARNING: Hard link count is wrong for ./selinux: this may be a bug in your filesystem driver. Automatically turning on find's -noleaf option. Earlier re sults may have failed to include directories that should have been searched.

I download patch "findutils-4.2.27-linkcount.patch" for the above error. Can you please guide me how to install this patch in FC5.

(3) While running "YUM Extender" getting following error.

Error:failure: repodata/repomd.xml from base: [Error 256] No more mirrors to try.(fwd).

Can you please guide me how to resolve the above error in FC5.

Thanks in Advance
 
Old 06-12-2006, 06:36 PM   #2
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have you tried to run pup? That might be able to update your computer enough to run other update methods.
 
Old 06-13-2006, 06:32 AM   #3
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Hi manish_meet_in,
Can you tell us how you connect to internet, i.e., do you use proxy for that or not?

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Old 06-13-2006, 07:12 AM   #4
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Hi Theorist

Yes we used proxy. But I can access internet from the same server without any problem.

Thanks...
 
Old 06-13-2006, 07:13 AM   #5
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Hi Chris5763

What is the pup stand for ?
 
Old 06-13-2006, 07:47 AM   #6
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you can configure a proxy on the OS level (probably what you need to do) configuring it in a browser wont do any good.

try

http_proxy=proxyortnum

export http_proxy

then run yum, if it works add that to your ~/.bash_profile
 
Old 06-13-2006, 12:56 PM   #7
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Hi manish_meet_in,
It is better to define the environment variable http_proxy by assigning http_proxy=http://your_proxyort_number/ and then export it.

Because, defining the variable http_proxy by assigning http_proxy=your_proxyort_number and then exporting as an environment variable did not work in some systems.

Once you have done that, become superuser and then you can use yum to update, install or remove packages. If you have yum then you will not need yumex.

Well, pup stands for package updater which takes the place of "up2date" which used to be the previous update tool.

With Regards,
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Old 06-14-2006, 08:16 AM   #8
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Hi Theorist

Thanks for explaining...
The http_proxy variable is already there. I reconfigured the same not succeed.
Is there any other suggestions...
 
Old 06-15-2006, 10:37 AM   #9
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Hi,

(2)Error during executing find command :->

find: WARNING: Hard link count is wrong for ./selinux: this may be a bug in your filesystem driver. Automatically turning on find's -noleaf option. Earlier re sults may have failed to include directories that should have been searched.

The above error resolved after run "fsck". Can you please guide me for the error 1 and 3.

Thanks
 
Old 06-15-2006, 01:48 PM   #10
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Hi manish_meet_in,
Just setting the environment variable http_proxy as "http://yourproxy:portnumber/" works without any problems.

After you configure this why don't try using "echo $http_proxy" or "set" to verify that it has been set properly as required. I see no problems at all, unless some firewall is blocking yum.

Also, in GNOME, configuring proxy settings in System -> Preferences -> Network Proxy should assign this variable automatically in every gnome-terminal that you launch.

I would suggest you to re-check on this. Also, if you can solve error 1 then you do not have to worry about error 3 as yum alone is sufficient for installing, updating or removing packages.

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