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Old 08-31-2010, 04:11 AM   #1
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RPMFUSION not opening in fedora 13 (browser/console)

I am new to linux and I went on with Fedora 13 non PAE (installed using fedora live2usb creator using fedora 13 live iso), its been a blast but I have been encountering a strange problem regarding rpmfusion. I tried to open but its not opening (in any browser) and I m not able to ping it (even as superuser). However, when I try to open it in my mobile, in another OS like open solaris/mac/windows it perfectly opens. Its like its been avoiding this Fedora 13 platform only (or only my PC specifically) . I am not able to install packages & update them. I m sitting behind an ADSL router (which my ISP provided me, runs in PPPOE mode, autoconnected and & always on connection) & for once I thought it might be a case of poisoning DNS for a specific entry like rpmfusion, but I am not able to find anything related to it.

I tried the Livna repo and tried to install software from there but it doesnt contains much and was giving an error as well.

Could not retrieve mirrorlist error was
14: PYCURL ERROR 6 - ""
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: livna. Please verify its path and try again

when I try to use yum to install any package for eg VLC

yum install vlc
I get

Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
fedora/metalink | 12 kB 00:01
fedora | 4.3 kB 00:00
fedora/primary_db | 773 kB
it goes on and I am not able to install anysoftware.

i tried

yum clean metadata

yum clean all
but was unable to resolve it. I m new to the platform and was unable to find a precise solution regarding it. Any help will be appreciated.
Old 08-31-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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I'm using F13 32-bit with a PAE kernel and I'm having no problems with RPMFusion.

One thing I noticed in your post is that it's trying to fetch a mirror list from Is there a specific reason you are using the Livna repo these days? If you aren't using the one package hosted in Livna you can safely remove it or disable it (set 'enabled=1' in the Livna config file).

Or else you might have carried old repo configuration files. Check your repos:
$ ls /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo

Your RPMFusion repos should have something like "$releasever&arch=$basearch" (without quotes) as the baseurl.
Old 08-31-2010, 10:15 PM   #3
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rishabhd i would read mjm's help/guid page for fedora , it is one of the better pages and very simple to fallow
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Smile Thanks :)

Thank you guys for your insightful replies.
I found the real culprit, DNS was poisoned, updated it & voila, i was good to enjoying everybit of freedom with fedora


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hey rishab,I am from India, i have simillar problem the dns directs the url to iitk website,which seems down....can you tell me how you solved the problem
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Post #5, @ raghu_mag : Welcome to LQ.

One possible solution is to use a fixed URL instead of the mirror list:
The original 'rpmfusion-free.repo' can look like :
name=RPM Fusion for Fedora $releasever - Free
Suggested edits for these lines (Example Fedora 14, i386)
# mirrorlist=$releasever&arch=$basearch
1) A fixed address. 2) Uncomment "mirrorlist.." with a hash mark ( # ).

Last edited by knudfl; 01-07-2011 at 09:49 AM.


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