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Old 02-19-2009, 05:55 AM   #1
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YUM Headers Cannot Be Found


Hiii...

i trying to install ffmpeg using YUM.. but while installing i'm getting error like this


-bash-3.1$ yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Red Hat Linux 5Server - i386 - Base
Error - /var/cache/yum/base/header.info cannot be found
Please ask your sysadmin to update the headers on this system.



i am searching for the solution .. to fix this

anyone help me please?
 
Old 02-19-2009, 06:23 AM   #2
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Just guessing here - maybe "yum update" will update the indexes and solve this problem for you. You can also try "yum clean all".
Hope it helps.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 06:27 AM   #3
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You need to be ROOT to install package. From the output that you have pasted you do not seem to be root. Once you get the privileges do

Code:
 yum update
Code:
yum install <package>
 
Old 02-19-2009, 06:33 AM   #4
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yes i am in the root

again getting same error while Updating YUM using "update yum"

Last edited by jyothsna; 02-19-2009 at 06:45 AM.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 06:57 AM   #5
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If you are the root how do you have the user prompt?
 
Old 02-19-2009, 07:01 AM   #6
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I am using putty software to login into our server..

so the prompt is like that
 
Old 02-19-2009, 11:06 PM   #7
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Whatever way you login you get user prompt for normal user and hash prompt for root.

Edit: I mistakenly said dollar prompt for root. It should have been "#".
Chris has already corrected it though.

Last edited by linuxlover.chaitanya; 02-20-2009 at 11:11 PM.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 06:46 AM   #8
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Should be hash '#' prompt for root. Re post #4, its 'yum update' not 'update yum'. yum is the tool/cmd, update is the arg/param.
 
  


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