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Old 07-09-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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yum error


hi, why i get this error? how to solve it. i"m using centos 5.


[root@firdaus tester]# yum install vlc
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* adobe-linux-i386: linuxdownload.adobe.com
* base: mirror.linux.duke.edu
* updates: centosw.centos.org
* addons: mirror.linux.duke.edu
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?releas...86&repo=extras error was
[Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
removing mirrorlist with no valid mirrors: //var/cache/yum/extras/mirrorlist.txt
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: extras
 
Old 07-09-2008, 10:22 PM   #2
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That should work, so try it again. If not thought, edit /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo and uncomment the baseurl line and comment out the mirrorlist line
 
Old 07-09-2008, 10:24 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tester^_^ View Post
hi, why i get this error? how to solve it. i"m using centos 5.


[root@firdaus tester]# yum install vlc
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* adobe-linux-i386: linuxdownload.adobe.com
* base: mirror.linux.duke.edu
* updates: centosw.centos.org
* addons: mirror.linux.duke.edu
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?releas...86&repo=extras error was
[Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
removing mirrorlist with no valid mirrors: //var/cache/yum/extras/mirrorlist.txt
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: extras
goto /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo , * indicates the file name. open the repo file in a vi editor and try changing baseurl to http://download.videolan.org//pub/vi...vlc/SuSE/11.0/(i'm using SUSE 11)

Last edited by hitman_vivek; 07-09-2008 at 10:25 PM.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 11:05 PM   #4
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i'm a newbie. can you show me how to do it
 
Old 07-09-2008, 11:16 PM   #5
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DO NOT do what hitman_vivek suggested. RPMs are generally made for one specific distro and version. Using a repo meant for another distro can totally bork your system.

What you may be seeing is a temporary issue as billymayday said in post #2.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 11:40 PM   #6
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goto /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo , * indicates the file name. open the repo file in a vi editor and try changing baseurl to http://download.videolan.org//pub/vi...vlc/SuSE/11.0/(i'm using SUSE 11)
Hitman, this suggestion could do a lot of damage to a system. Please don't give advice if you don't know what you're talking about
 
Old 07-10-2008, 12:18 AM   #7
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can you explain more about this

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edit /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo and uncomment the baseurl line and comment out the mirrorlist line
 
Old 07-10-2008, 12:39 AM   #8
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Cut and paste the file in question back here. We will attempt to take you through it.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 02:37 AM   #9
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this is my base repo





# CentOS-Base.repo
#
# This file uses a new mirrorlist system developed by Lance Davis for CentOS.
# The mirror system uses the connecting IP address of the client and the
# update status of each mirror to pick mirrors that are updated to and
# geographically close to the client. You should use this for CentOS updates
# unless you are manually picking other mirrors.
#
# If the mirrorlist= does not work for you, as a fall back you can try the
# remarked out baseurl= line instead.
#
#

[base]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

#released updates
[updates]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=updates
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/updates/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

#packages used/produced in the build but not released
[addons]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Addons
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=addons
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/addons/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

#additional packages that may be useful
[extras]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=extras
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/extras/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

#additional packages that extend functionality of existing packages
[centosplus]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Plus
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=centosplus
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/centosplus/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
 
Old 07-10-2008, 02:46 AM   #10
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how do i change repo because the packages that i want to install not available in default repo
 
Old 07-10-2008, 02:48 AM   #11
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Code:
#additional packages that may be useful
[extras]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=extras
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/extras/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
to

Code:
[#additional packages that may be useful
[extras]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras
#mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=extras
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/extras/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

Last edited by billymayday; 07-10-2008 at 02:50 AM.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 02:49 AM   #12
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Ok, Now you see where all the baseurl lines start with a "#"? That means that they are commented out (ignored). Remove the "#" from in front of the baseurl lines and put one (#) in front of the mirrorlist lines. Basically take this:

Quote:
[base]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
and change it to this:

Quote:
[base]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
#mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5

edit: Got to learn to type faster.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 02:51 AM   #13
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how do i change repo because the packages that i want to install not available in default repo
WHat packages are you trying to install?
 
Old 07-10-2008, 02:52 AM   #14
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Ok, Now you see where all the baseurl lines start with a "#"? That means that they are commented out (ignored). Remove the "#" from in front of the baseurl lines and put one (#) in front of the mirrorlist lines. Basically take this:



and change it to this:




edit: Got to learn to type faster.
And to read - the problem was in extras. I only say this because I posted the wrong entry first and had to go back and edit it, so stirring myself as much as you.

Cheers
 
Old 07-10-2008, 02:57 AM   #15
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Billy

Wasn't there some nonsense about version 5 vs version 5.0? I seem to remember something like that got changed.

Yep, I usually just change them all.
 
  


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