I recently got Fedora 10 up and running on my machine and installed Pidgin. However, shortly after installing Pidgin, I found that I could no longer use the yum command.
I was installing VLC media player when I quickly found that I would get the following:
$ yum install vlc
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
fedora | 2.8 kB 00:00
fedora/primary_db | 6.6 MB 00:00
rpmfusion-free-updates | 2.7 kB 00:00
rpmfusion-free-updates/primary_db | 126 kB 00:00
rpmfusion-free | 2.7 kB 00:00
rpmfusion-free/primary_db | 212 kB 00:00
http://rpm.pidgin.im/fedora/10/i386/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: pidgin.
VLC will subsequently not install. I then uninstalled Pidgin, thinking this should do the trick. However, it did not, and I am left with the same.
I should note that there is not currently a stable release of Pidgin for Fedora 10 - they suggested waiting. However, this appears to me to be a completely unrelated issue (except for the URL for Fedora 10 not existing).
I was able to run Pidgin before, but now cannot reinstall it, and I cannot install other software. How can I install other applications and get Pidgin back without losing yum?
Thanks for your time in helping a nub!