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Old 02-16-2009, 09:49 AM   #1
crazysexycool
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Yum in Centos 5.2 driving me insane


I get the following error when i try to update typing in yum update i am using centos 5.2 in a VM on IBM thinkpad T61P

I can use the internet and i am behind a proxy hope somone can help here is my CentOS-Base file.

[root@jf3252485-2066 yum.repos.d]# ls
CentOS-Base.repo CentOS-Base.repo.save CentOS-Media.repo
[root@jf3252485-2066 yum.repos.d]# cat CentOS-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
priority=1
protect=1
enabled=1

#released updates
[update]
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
priority=1
protect=1

#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
priority=1
protect=1

#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
priority=1
protect=1

#additional packages that extend functionality of existing packages
[centosplus]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Plus
#mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=centosplu s
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/centosplus/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
priority=2
protect=1

#contrib - packages by Centos Users
[contrib]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Contrib
#mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=contrib
baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/contrib/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0
gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-5
priority=2
protect=1


[root@jf3252485-2066 yum.repos.d]#
 
Old 02-16-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
azc
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Have you seen this page?

http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/YumAndRPM
 
Old 02-17-2009, 01:19 AM   #3
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Hi thanks for the link but that link doesnt help much with the problem i have i have already configured the yum.conf file

as i said all my proxy details are correct as i am a ble to connect to the internet.

but still cannot update.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 01:22 AM   #4
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Are you connecting to internet via transparent proxy or do you set your web browser to connect it via proxy?
 
Old 02-17-2009, 01:35 AM   #5
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You can browse internet, but does yum seem to go the websites? If yum does not go on the web, then your proxy details may not be known by yum. If it is the case then try in the terminal:

Code:
export http_proxy:"http://myproxyname.domain:port"
export ftp_proxy:"http://myproxyname.domain:port"
where myproxyname.domain and port are your proxy values.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 03:28 AM   #6
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Are you connecting to internet via transparent proxy or do you set your web browser to connect it via proxy?

Yes i do connect via a proxy and i have edited my web browser to use the proxy settings.

_________
export http_proxy:"http://myproxyname.domainort"
export ftp_proxy:"http://myproxyname.domainort"

I have tried these and i get the error not a valid identifier

for the both of them.
thank you for everyones help
 
Old 02-17-2009, 03:38 AM   #7
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Ok you will need to set the environment variable http_proxy. It has already been answered in the post #5. Do that. Or else you can do it other way as well.

Code:
 http_proxy=proxy_ip:proxy_port
export http_proxy
Does the same thing just different way.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 02:12 AM   #8
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Good Day.

I have tried and tried still no luck
 
Old 02-23-2009, 05:22 AM   #9
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Hi can somone tell me what my CentOS-Base repo file should look like.

Thanks.
 
  


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