OK, I've finally got some free time so started trying to getting Fedora Core 5 working, but I'm not getting anywhere. It's just errors after errors.
Whenever I try to do a yum update i get this error:
[root@localhost etc]# yum -y update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora/linux/5/i386/dries/RPMS/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (101, 'Network is unreachable')>
Trying other mirror.
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: dries
failure: repodata/repomd.xml from dries: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from dries: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
It seems strange to me that it says "Network is unreachable" because if I go to that address in firefox it will display correctly.
As I have not been able to find a solution to this I thought I may as well try what is given on http://www.fedorafaq.org
for configuring yum, like so:
[root@localhost etc]# rpm -Uvh http://www.fedorafaq.org/yum http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-5.rpm
error: skipping http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-5.rpm - transfer failed - Unknown or unexpected error
warning: _url_cache 0x8874900 nrefs(143073495) != 1 ( )
As you can see I receive an error similar to the above thread. The previous time I just downloaded the rpm and installed it locally. However I am hoping someone will know of a fix for this problem so I do not have to download the rpm everytime. I also have a feeling that the rpm and yum errors are related and solving one with solve them both, and then I will finally be on my way to be able to start installing other stuff.
Please help. I have no idea what to try next.