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Old 10-09-2009, 12:44 AM   #1
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Showing below warning frequently..?

Hi All,

I Have Installed Fedora 10 on my machine. I am getting below warning very frequently on right side below on my PC. Like Internal System error occured.
Below is the complete details.

Kindly suggest me the solution to avoid this. Is it will crash the system ?

Error Type: <class 'yum.Errors.RepoError'>
Error Value: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/, line 2202, in <module>
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/, line 2199, in main
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/packagekit/, line 599, in dispatcher
self.dispatch_command(args[0], args[1:])
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/packagekit/, line 503, in dispatch_command
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/, line 1660, in get_distro_upgrades
pkgs = self.yumbase.pkgSack.returnNewestByName(name='preupgrade&apos
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/, line 592, in <lambda>
pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/, line 435, in _getSacks
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/, line 251, in populateSack
sack.populate(repo, mdtype, callback, cacheonly)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/, line 160, in populate
if self._check_db_version(repo, mydbtype):
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/, line 217, in _check_db_version
return repo._check_db_version(mdtype)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/, line 1119, in _check_db_version
repoXML = self.repoXML
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/, line 1277, in <lambda>
repoXML = property(fget=lambda self: self._getRepoXML(),
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/, line 1273, in _getRepoXML
raise Errors.RepoError, msg

Thanks in advance
Old 10-09-2009, 02:15 AM   #2
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When do these errors tend to occur? all the time/randomly, when the system tries to run updates or when you use yum?

I suspect there is something wrong with either yum or python, but given the errors it's also possible the yum repositories are wrong. Can you try and use yum and see if it produces errors with antyhing more meaningful.
Old 10-09-2009, 02:39 AM   #3
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Just FYI, F10 will expire shortly, December this yr if F12 release goes according to plan:

in the meanwhilst, you could try

yum clean all

It could just be a temp glitch that you can't see the repos.
Old 10-09-2009, 03:31 AM   #4
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IMHO red hat should really slow down on how fast they crank out fedora versions
Old 10-10-2009, 02:12 AM   #5
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With Yum Upgrade, it's not hard to upgrade to the latest version and it's not like Fedora is Red Hat's Main product, to the Red Hat team Fedora would be more of a test bed platform but it's released as a Desktop Distribution for normal users. After all it's not like Red Hat charge for fedora so they aren't directly getting any money from it, Red Hat build RHEL off of Fedora however what is their main OS.
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Fedora has stuck to the same release schedule(more or less) since it was started(roughly every 6 months). However since Red Hat has turned the reins over to Fedora(just before the release of FC6) they have not had the discipline to clean up outstanding bugs. F7 was a landmark release that had tons of under the hood changes (that needed to be done), which by its very nature introduced a ton of bugs. Those bugs were acceptable considering the changes, but not going back and cleaning up the mess it created is not. There are still (F11) tons of outstanding bugs that trail back to the F7 release. RHEL6 was scheduled to be based on F9 (as RHEL4 was based on FC3 and RHEL5 on FC6) but F9 was too buggy (as was F10 and maybe even F11). Red Hat tried to explain it to Fedora politely by hiring more people than ever to work on Fedora (after the release of F9), but instead of keeping everyone working on bug cleanup, Fedora relocated resources (people) from bugs to development. When RH complained, Fedora went through the bug pile and declared all the bugs obsolete(even the ones that still had comments on the current release). This gave the appearance that all the bugs had been cleaned up, in reality all it did was give the bugs a newer file date. I think RH is pretty much stuck. It is pretty obvious that they would like to drop kick Fedora's leadership(of course they will not say this, at least not publicly), but that is really not possible(they handed the reins over). Fedora is a huge band name, so they are extremely reluctant to just cut it loose. If RHEL6 has to be pushed back yet another release(odds increase daily), it will be interesting to see how RH responds.


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