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Old 06-08-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
musclehead
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YUM is slowly killing me...


I'm running FC6 and absolutely cannot get yum to run - I continually get the "Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: updates" whenever I try to run the command:

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#yum update
I've search thru these forums and I have the baseurl in the /etc/yum.repos/d/fedora-core.repo file and the yum.conf file hasn't been touched at all.

I followed some other instructions on this Web site for removing the /var/lib/rpm/__db files, running rpm -vv --rebuilddb. That command appeared to complete successfully, so I ran the yum clean all and that also appeared to work.

I finally tried the yum update again and still getting the baseurl failure. I'm at my wits end...any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
 
Old 06-08-2009, 10:59 AM   #2
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Consider running an up to date distro
 
Old 06-08-2009, 11:22 AM   #3
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I'm running FC6 and absolutely cannot get yum to run - I continually get the "Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: updates" whenever I try to run the command:

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#yum update
As far as I'm aware, Fedora Core 6 hasn't been supported for some times, hence the error about not being able to find a valid repo. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora_...ersion_history for more info on the supported versions of Fedora.

You might find it easier/safer to upgrade to a more current version, depending on your hardware situation.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
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thanks guys - I appreciate the info. I've been toying w/ a upgrade for a while...sounds like the time is near!
 
Old 06-09-2009, 01:44 AM   #5
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Fedora versions only last a relatively short time, you might want to try Centos if you want a longer lasting system.
 
  


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