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Old 12-25-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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problem doing yum updates and what may be a similar problem installing vlm


I recently installed a copy of Fedora 7 on an old box I have. I want to learn Linux before I update my main system. I have encountered several problems (beyond not knowing where to look in the directory). Today I was attempting to upgrade Firefox. I downloaded the files but then what? I found one method is to type "yum update". I get the following error message:

[root@fedorabox ~]# yum update
fedora 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
ftp://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/rpm.livn...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: [Errno ftp error] 550 Failed to change directory.
Trying other mirror.
http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
http://rpm.livna.org/repo/7/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/repo/7/i386...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: livna. Please verify its path and try again

A couple days ago I attempted to resolve a problem with Totem Movie player error msg "The playback of this movie requires a Advanced Streaming Format (ASF) demuxer plugin which is not installed." I failed to install any codex. I gave up and attempted to install VLC. Again I received an error msg similar to the one for the yum update:

[root@fedorabox ~]# yum install vlc
fedora 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
ftp://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/rpm.livn...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: [Errno ftp error] 550 Failed to change directory.
Trying other mirror.
http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
http://rpm.livna.org/repo/7/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/repo/7/i386...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: livna. Please verify its path and try again

Any suggestions on how to resolve my problem will be greatly appreciated. Also if I have over looked any tutorials or threads on related topics, please guide me in the correct direction.

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Old 12-26-2008, 04:20 AM   #2
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Below is the first sentence at Livna web site:
Welcome to rpm.livna.org, a repository of add-on RPM packages for Fedora (version 8 and later)
Fedora 7 is probably not supported anymore as it appears Livna or RPM Fusion does not support it.
Quote:
I want to learn Linux before I update my main system
You may want to consider upgrading soon, or install from source or using RPM instead of yum.
 
Old 12-26-2008, 09:58 PM   #3
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still an on-going problem

Thanks for the reply Junior Hacker. I tried several updates using rpm w/o success. Here are some of the results.

[root@fedorabox ~]# wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-7.rpm
--20:40:29-- http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-7.rpm
=> `remi-release-7.rpm.1'
Resolving rpms.famillecollet.com... 88.191.60.189
Connecting to rpms.famillecollet.com|88.191.60.189|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 6,284 (6.1K) [application/x-rpm]

100%[====================================>] 6,284 38.67K/s

20:40:30 (38.53 KB/s) - `remi-release-7.rpm.1' saved [6284/6284]

[root@fedorabox ~]# rpm -Uvh remi-release-7.rpm
warning: remi-release-7.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 00f97f56
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package remi-release-7-4.fc7.remi is already installed
[root@fedorabox ~]# su -c "rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm"Retrieving http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.f8GlxV: Header V4 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package livna-release-1-1 is already installed
[root@fedorabox ~]# yum --enable remi update firefox
Repository remi is listed more than once in the configuration
Repository remi-test is listed more than once in the configuration
http://rpm.livna.org/repo/7/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.


Its been years since I have done anything on a command line beyond SQL and some coding. (Got too spoiled by Microsoft products). Perhaps I'm making matters worse. The box I'm on is prob 7 or 8 years old so not too fast or powerful. It does meet specs for Fedora 7. I don't know if it will for any of the newer versions.
 
Old 12-27-2008, 03:51 AM   #4
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I think you should mention your LinuxBox Configuration to see if its capable of running a newer version of Fedora..


I am using Fedora 8 on:

{
733MHz Processor
370MB RAM
KOB Motherboard
80GB HD
}

on my old pc.

Cheers..

What's your config?


and you yum errors indicated to a unavailability of Mirrors, this may happen when you loss your internet connection. It happens to my internet connection.. If you think your YUM has problems!!! try reinstalling it through "SMART package manager"; install smart and then reinstall yum throught

smart remove yum
smart install yum

and you are done..


Cheers!!
 
  


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