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Old 01-15-2013, 01:19 AM   #1
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yum is not working


Dear All,

I m not able to download any tool from when i say yum install its giving me this error

$ yum install gcc
Loaded plugins: security
Setting up Install Process
Nothing to do


Can anyone help me on this
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:23 AM   #2
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Can you post the the output of
Code:
cat /etc/*release*

uname -a

ls cd /etc/yum.repos.d

cat cd /etc/yum.repos.d/*
You'll need to be root.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:24 AM   #3
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Hi,

First of all, when you post a problem, please mention what distro and version you are using. Do you have your repos setup correctly? Post output of:
Code:
yum repolist enabled
Is this the first time you use yum in this installation? If so, did you run:
Code:
sudo yum update
before trying to install anything?

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:35 AM   #4
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Dear chrism,

$ cat /etc/*release*
Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Carthage)
cat: /etc/lsb-release.d: Is a directory
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga)

$ uname -a
Linux ip-10-12-195-154 2.6.18-164.0.0.0.1.el5xen #1 SMP Thu Sep 3 00:34:43 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ ls cd /etc/yum.repos.d
ls: cd: No such file or directory
/etc/yum.repos.d:


$ cat cd /etc/yum.repos.d/*
cat: cd: No such file or directory
cat: /etc/yum.repos.d/*: No such file or directory
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:35 AM   #5
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Quote:
yum install gcc
Loaded plugins: security
Setting up Install Process
Nothing to do
without knowing more info ( see above)

that massage says that gcc is installed
or
there is no repo enabled that has it

--- edit ---
posted to quick
Quote:
Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4
only supported if you have a paid for license

if it is not registered then you can not install anything
Also 5.4 is very old
the current in the old 5 series is 5.8 ( 2 years newer )


Quote:

$ ls cd /etc/yum.repos.d
ls: cd: No such file or directory
/etc/yum.repos.d:
well you have no software repositories installed
not even RHN or the updates
nor the base 5.4 repo file

basically
you can not install anything on this

a few options
1)
5.4 is OLD but red hat will ( for an extra fee ) provide extra support for 5.4 to KEEP it at 5.4
not recommend ! unless you MUST

2)
if you NEED the older 5 series
buy a license form red hat and register the 5.8 install
not recommend ! unless you MUST

3)
Buy RHEL 6.3 the current , and register it ( required )

if you are not going to buy the required license then install one of the FREE rebuilds

for the older 5 series ( hard to support -- it is starting to get a bit old )
CentOS 5.8
scientificLinux 5.8

For the current 6 series
CentOS 6.3
scientificLinux 6.3

Last edited by John VV; 01-15-2013 at 01:47 AM.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:37 AM   #6
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Dear EricTRA,

Yes this is the first time i m doing it

here is

$ yum repolist enabled
Loaded plugins: security
repolist: 0


$ sudo yum update
Loaded plugins: security
Setting up Update Process
No Packages marked for Update
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:45 AM   #7
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Hi,

There you go, apparently you don't have any repositories enabled. As requested also by chrism01, run the following and post the output please:
Code:
cat /etc/*release*
uname -a
ls /etc/yum.repos.d
to see what distro and version you're using, kernel, and if there are any repo definition files available or not.

Kind regards,

Eric

Last edited by EricTRA; 01-15-2013 at 01:56 AM. Reason: copy / paste error ;)
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:49 AM   #8
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Dear EricTRA

i posted the output this above
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:50 AM   #9
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Aarrgghh; apologies for typo/copy n paste; they should read
Code:
ls /etc/yum.repos.d

cat /etc/yum.repos.d/*
basically listing the repos files defined, then show contents of those files.

(Just noticed EricTRA copied my mistake ... we're only human )
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:53 AM   #10
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dear Chrism01,

i not able to read ls /etc/yum.repos.d file its says no such file or directory
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:53 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gajananh999 View Post
Dear EricTRA

i posted the output this above
Hi,

Sorry, I missed that one too. The, in my opinion, only correct and complete advice has been given in post #5 by John VV.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:55 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chrism01 View Post
Aarrgghh; apologies for typo/copy n paste; they should read
Code:
ls /etc/yum.repos.d

cat /etc/yum.repos.d/*
basically listing the repos files defined, then show contents of those files.

(Just noticed EricTRA copied my mistake ... we're only human )
Hi Chris,

Thank God for small reminders that we're still human. Fr*$% copy/paste. Just shows that cutting corners, or at least trying to, is not always a good idea.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:57 AM   #13
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Dear John VV,


I am using a amazon ec2 machine.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 02:18 AM   #14
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ask amazon about the red hat server cloud support
http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/pricing/
the red hat server pricing is
https://www.redhat.com/wapps/store/catalog.html

Last edited by John VV; 01-15-2013 at 02:19 AM.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 02:19 AM   #15
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Dear EricTRA,

yum.repos.d this folder is present but the version of the linux is not mentioned in this folder
 
  


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