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Old 11-16-2010, 11:29 PM   #1
newyorksong
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Software Updates not installing


I installed Fedora 12 and it said 500 software updates available. When I tried to install them I got this error message:
----------------------------------------
Error Type: <class 'yum.Errors.RepoError'>
Error Value: Error getting repository data for installed, repository not found
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 3125, in <module>
main()
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 3122, in main
backend.dispatcher(sys.argv[1:])
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 710, in dispatcher
self.dispatch_command(args[0], args[1:])
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 657, in dispatch_command
self.update_packages(only_trusted, package_ids)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 1948, in update_packages
signed = self._is_package_repo_signed(pkg)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 1437, in _is_package_repo_signed
repo = self.yumbase.repos.getRepo(pkg.repoid)
File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/repos.py, line 121, in getRepo
'Error getting repository data for $s, repository not found' $ (repoid)

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Why won't it update?
 
Old 11-17-2010, 03:04 AM   #2
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Have a look here, its the same bug you are having:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=541645

I had a read through the replies, you should be able to update your system (eliminating the bug aswell) by simply updating from a terminal;

Code:
su -c 'yum update'
followed by your root administrator password.

Quote:
Henry Bellamy 2010-03-08 18:54:05 EST

I had this problem with 2 new F12 installations, both onto 32 bit Dell boxes.
The problem is not limited to upgrades. In both cases running "yum update"
from a terminal window fixed things so that the gui could be used for later
updates.
I'm surprised that something this fundamental was not caught in the testing of
F12.

Good Luck.
 
Old 11-18-2010, 01:22 AM   #3
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Well I finally got tired of this code nonsense and just installed the MUCH user friendly ubuntu and it updated everything perfectly and auto installed all i wanted!

Open source is wonderfull but give me a break fedora!
 
Old 11-18-2010, 01:40 AM   #4
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BEFORE you go any farther
Fedora 12 hits it's END OF LIFE any day now
there will NEVER NEVER be any updates to it again - it will be DEAD

download the current version dvd iso
Fedora 14
Then install Fedora 14
 
Old 11-18-2010, 01:40 AM   #5
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BEFORE you go any farther
Fedora 12 hits it's END OF LIFE any day now
there will NEVER NEVER be any updates to it again - it will be DEAD

download the current version dvd iso
Fedora 14
Then install Fedora 14
 
  


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