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Old 10-11-2011, 02:52 AM   #1
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Question yum problem


hii
i am using fedora 11 and i am trying to install certain packages using the coammand 'yum' but everytime i give a command using yum such as
yum search pybindgen ,or
yum list installed, or
yum install pyvizgraph

i always get
"Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again"

the yum packages are installed still i dont understand what the problem is..
someone please guide me..
thanks
 
Old 10-11-2011, 03:06 AM   #2
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Fedora 11 is a old release now and the packages have been moved to the archive directory on the fedora file server:
Quote:
ATTENTION
======================================
The contents of this directory have been moved to our archives available at:

http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/
You have to change the base repository configuration file to gain access.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 03:10 AM   #3
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thanks a lot for your reply..
so what should be next step now ??
 
Old 10-11-2011, 03:13 AM   #4
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should i change to fc 15 or is it still possible to work on fc11 getting to install certain packages i wnt??
 
Old 10-11-2011, 03:24 AM   #5
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Installing a recent release is always advisable for security concerns. Anyway, if you want to stick to Fedora 11 for a while, you can still find the official packages in the repository cited above. In the file /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo you have to comment out the mirrorlist line and uncomment the baseurl one. Then change the baseurl to
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baseurl=http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
then try yum again.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 04:36 AM   #6
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so i should just open a new text file save it as fedora.repo type in the code and do
cp fedora.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/ and then try yum ..right??
 
Old 10-11-2011, 04:41 AM   #7
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Nope. You can just edit the existing /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo file. No need to create one from scratch. You have to modify only two lines:
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#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
should become:
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baseurl=http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pub/archive/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
#mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
 
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:44 AM   #8
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thanks..one last thing..how do i get to open the file..i mean where do i find it..a little explaination could help me..sry really bad and new at this stuff..thanks..
 
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You can open&edit it using:

Code:
vi /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo
or

Code:
nano /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo
or

Code:
pico /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo
 
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:47 AM   #10
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also when i try to run this command for downloading a module
"./download.py -n gjc/ns-3-pyviz-dev"
i get no such file as ./download.py
is this because of the same reason that fc11 is no longer supported ??

---------- Post added 10-11-11 at 03:48 AM ----------

hi ModServ ,
thanks for the info..
 
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No, That means there's no file with that name "download.py" in your current directory.

You welcome
 
Old 10-11-2011, 04:53 AM   #12
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ya i got that but actually that command was to add a pyviz module.got it from a blog on ns3 and by going through various posts in that..anyways i shall try it out soon and update the thread..thanks a lot
 
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Unfortunately, I'm not really familiar with FC

Good Luck
 
Old 10-12-2011, 12:23 AM   #14
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hiii colucix
i tried out what u told me to but this what i get on the console after changing the repo file
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pu...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error [Errno -3] Temporary failure in name resolution>
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
 
Old 10-12-2011, 01:52 AM   #15
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i changed the code as told..and when i type on the console as yum update
it shows the repo file ..but the first line tells me that the file contains parsing errors..
??
 
  


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