why are the repository not working for fedora 8?
not only all of the above
but 8 in particular had an issue
the SECURITY hashes WERE CHANGED!!! ( red hat server break in )
what is on the dvd WILL NOT MATCH what is in the old archives
yum will not be able to check them and toss an error
also YOU MUST use the ancient historical archives non of the mirrors are up for 8
you WILL have to manually point yum to the historical archives
by manually editing the repo file
and MANUALLY find the OLD versions of prerequisites
but if you MUST use 8 and 8 only and NO OTHER
firefox 2 is it
you will NOT be able to run ferefox15
and the version of VLC is going to BE VERY out of date
please see the EOL fedora forum
"EOL (End Of Life) Versions "
but dvd playback is going to be fun libdvdcss for fedora 8 was on livina .And that repo is DEAD
but you might find things here
and the url for the historical archive
notice the "newkey"