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SpiderIRE 02-03-2008 03:34 PM

Fedora 8: Add/Remove Software
 
Hi everyone!

When I go to (I'm using KDE) Menu > System > Add/Remove Software and try to do anything, it freezes and I have to terminate the program! Even if I go via the command line and do this:

[root@localhost pluginconf.d]# yum -y install yum-priorities
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=f
edora-8&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (110, 'Connection timed out')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora.
Please verify its path and try again

Now when I type the URL into a browser it doesn't work! My question is how to get this to work?? When files (i.e. yum.conf???) should I be looking in, and how do I get through to the Mirrors to install/update/remove software?

Many Thanks,
David

jailbait 02-03-2008 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpiderIRE (Post 3044883)
Hi everyone!

When I go to (I'm using KDE) Menu > System > Add/Remove Software and try to do anything, it freezes and I have to terminate the program! Even if I go via the command line and do this:

[root@localhost pluginconf.d]# yum -y install yum-priorities
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=f
edora-8&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (110, 'Connection timed out')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora.
Please verify its path and try again

Now when I type the URL into a browser it doesn't work! My question is how to get this to work?? When files (i.e. yum.conf???) should I be looking in, and how do I get through to the Mirrors to install/update/remove software?

Many Thanks,
David


I have had this sort of problem in the past on previous distributions that I used. My solution is atypical in that I just abandon the package manager (yum in this case) when they go haywire and do the updates by hand. Here in broad terms is how I would do it:

Use Google to find a repository which contains all of the rpm packages making up your distribution. From the link you have provided I worked through to a web site which is such a repository:

ftp://ftp.software.umn.edu/linux/fed...86/os/Packages

Then I download whatever rpm packages I need using gFTP, wget, or FireFox in that order of preference.

Then I install and/or upgrade the packages using rpm.

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Steve Stites

budword 02-03-2008 04:08 PM

/etc/ yum.conf

I think, I haven't run fedora in years....you'll probably have to look up a different mirror to put in it's place, assuming there aren't already a list of other mirrors there, just commented out.

David

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MyHeartPumpsFreon 02-04-2008 10:48 AM

You don't have your repositories set, and yumupdatesd is running. That's why you can't access pirut. You have to stop the service, in Gnome (not sure about KDE, you'll have to do some poking around) you go to System<Administration<Services. Find yumupdatesd (at the bottom), stop the service and then untick it so it doesn't start at boot. Then you should be able to start pirut.

To enable the repositories, see this site for a how-to: http://www.my-guides.net/en/content/view/91/26/

Regards,

Brandon


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