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Old 02-24-2011, 03:37 AM   #1
derchris
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yum not doing anything (Centos 5)


Hi,

I just set up a Centos distribution in a VirtualBox, it actually looks like everything looks fine so far. I can connect to the internet both with the browser and with my terminal (i.e. ssh and ping work).
The problem is that yum doesn't seem to find anything. When I do
Code:
yum update
it says:
Code:
Loadad Plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
After that nothing happens. Please note, that it is not frozen: The terminal cursor is still blinking, when I hit CTRL+C i get a "Exiting on user cancel"
At first I thought it was fastestmirror, so I tried
Code:
yum --disablepluging=fastestmirror update
which resultet again in the blinking cursor but otherwise there were no other progresses.

So what's my problem?
 
Old 02-24-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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Try running it with verbose output and see what comes up:

yum -v update
 
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:28 AM   #3
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Hey,

thank you, but unfortunately this didn't help me. Here is the unshortened console text (I've been waiting 2 minutes or so before I CTRL+C'ed yum in both cases):

Code:
[Chris@pcp257403pcs ~]$ sudo yum -v update
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Config time: 0.036
Yum Version: 3.2.22
Setting up Package Sacks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile


Exiting on user cancel
[Chris@pcp257403pcs ~]$ sudo yum -v --disableplugin=fastestmirror update
Config time: 0.018
Yum Version: 3.2.22
Setting up Package Sacks


Exiting on user cancel
 
Old 02-25-2011, 03:42 AM   #4
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The -v is verbose output, it won't help at all. It just displays more verbose; ie, errors, warnings, etc. First and foremost, post the output of the following command for me.

Code:
ls -al /etc/yum.repos.d/*
 
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:49 AM   #5
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Ok, sorry if you misunderstood me. I thought it would produce a little bit more helpful output (at least for me )


Code:
[Chris@pcp257403pcs TestGPG]$ ls -al /etc/yum.repos.d/*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2245 Apr 26  2010 /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  626 Apr 26  2010 /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Media.repo
 
Old 02-25-2011, 03:59 AM   #6
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That's what it does But unfortunately, it didn't. And thanks for that.

Do a yum clean all, and try again. I'm starting off easy for now just to verify that it isn't something small or dumb. Also, you are running yum update as root, correct?
 
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:11 AM   #7
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Hm. I was just changing to root and now it works. Thank you. But I'd be glad if you (or anyone else could explain me why
Code:
su root
yum update
works where as a
Code:
sudo yum update
doesnt?
 
Old 02-25-2011, 04:12 AM   #8
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That's because using sudo doesn't give you the full path whereas su does. But glad to know it works! That's why I always go the easy route man. Mark your thread as solved and give rep. Thanks a lot! And good luck!
 
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