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Old 11-11-2011, 06:39 AM   #1
ravigunz
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yum


i'm using CentOS6,installed dropbox and work few days without any problem.
problem came when i did "yum clean all" after that i try to update yum
but got this error message.

http://linux.dropbox.com/centos/6/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404"
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: Dropbox. Please verify its path and try again

now i can't use yum. always got this error message. how can i fix this problem. please help me.

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Old 11-11-2011, 07:00 AM   #2
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You can edit the /etc/yum.repos.d file, open a terminal and type su then the password, start the text editor of your choice and open the file(yum.repos.d), locate the entry for the dropbox repository and change the enabled=1 to enabled=0, I think that should get yum working again, without dropbox repo however.
 
Old 11-11-2011, 07:02 AM   #3
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There surely is some issue with Yum repository configuration if you are sure you are connected to the internet. If you can check what is your configuration and confirm if its correct and that the repository is indeed available for use. And have you manually configured this repository or this is the default configuration for CentOS?
 
Old 11-11-2011, 08:07 AM   #4
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Error 404 means "File not found": indeed, it appears the dropbox repository is not there anymore, even if this page in their FAQ mentions three available repos (ubuntu, debian and fedora). You may try to contact the dropbox people on their forum to ask for clarification.

In alternative you might try to install dropbox from one of the packages available here or from the provided source code.
 
Old 11-11-2011, 10:58 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by ravigunz
thanks all,
i just remove dropbox.repo files from
yum.repos.d
then yum working.
but i don't know it's a good thing or bad thing.
then i remove dropbox using yum too.
 
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Old 10-28-2014, 02:00 PM   #6
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The problem on Scientific Linux (and I presume it is similar on CentOS) as far as I can tell is that the dropbox repo has only got entries for the fedora releases. So the $releasever in the repository definition (/etc/yum.repos.d/dropbox.repo in my case) is directing yum to a place that does not exist. For example

baseurl=http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/\$releasever/

On Scientific Linux 6.5 has yum looking for

http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/6.5/

which does not exist. To hack around this I just wend and guessed that Fedora 20 is going to be close enough, so I changed the baseurl to:

[COLOR="rgb(175, 238, 238)"]baseurl=http://linux.dropbox.com/fedora/20/[/COLOR]
 
  


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