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Old 03-13-2008, 06:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy yum update problem


hi... i'am trying to install systemtap in my system through proxy
whenever i try to run YUM following error comes


[root@localhost]# yum install all
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-2, 'Name or service not known')>
Trying other mirror.
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: updates-released
failure: repodata/repomd.xml from updates-released: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 06:42 AM   #2
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And have you edited the /etc/yum.conf file for the proxy???
 
Old 03-13-2008, 06:48 AM   #3
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ya i have edited...
added proxy settings

# The proxy server - proxy server : port number
proxy=http://ip : port/
# The account details for yum connections
proxy_username=username
proxy_password=pass

Last edited by ady123; 03-13-2008 at 06:50 AM.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 02:30 PM   #4
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well can any one tell me how to install using repositories ...
 
Old 03-13-2008, 11:45 PM   #5
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ne one pls help
 
Old 03-13-2008, 11:55 PM   #6
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well can any one tell me how to install using repositories ...
Just click on Add/Remove Software, check some boxes, click Apply, whoosh, there you go. Each item that is listed in there can also be downloaded from the command line using yum. -Just open a terminal (Applications > System Tools > Terminal)
- type su - (this will make you root; you can't install stuff without being root)
- type your root password
- start using yum: for example, to install firefox: yum install firefox (which should already be installed so this is just an example); to check for updates: yum check-update; to perform an update: yum update to accept all the updates or yum update package name to update only that specific package.
You can also install Yumex, which is a GUI version of yum. It works like Add/Remove but it is better organized.
 
Old 03-13-2008, 11:57 PM   #7
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ne one pls help
Well, either your config files still aren't OK or something is wrong with your repo files. Are you sure that you have any repo files in /etc/yum/repos.d. They should have been installed for you if you are using Fedora 8 but previous versions often came without.
 
Old 03-14-2008, 01:10 AM   #8
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am using fc4... there is no folder /etc/yum/repos.d so what should i do?
 
Old 03-14-2008, 01:55 AM   #9
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Well, you could search the internet for those repo files but you'd still be running an unsupported operating system. I think you should consider installing Fedora 8. Fedora releases are supported for only about a year so it always makes sense to get the latest one. If you need something more tested, try CentOS instead (a Red Hat clone).
 
Old 03-14-2008, 02:44 AM   #10
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hey can anyone help everytime im trying to install anything using yum it is installing only sqlite.bz2 from various miirrors again n again. what could be d problem...
 
  


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