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sajdutt 11-16-2007 05:29 AM

Update YUM Fails
I installed

After issuing the command: yum update rpm\* yum\*

I get:

Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Red Hat Linux 3ES - i386 - freshrpms
retrygrab() failed for:
Executing failover method
failover: out of servers to try
Error getting file
[Errno 4] IOError: HTTP Error 404: Not Found

Is the address wrong? If so, what should I do? Thanks.

acid_kewpie 11-16-2007 05:41 AM

freshrpms don't provide updates for rhel, only fedora and old style redhat releases

Lenard 11-16-2007 05:45 AM

Err...... is for RHL8 uninstall this; rpm -e yum

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sajdutt 11-16-2007 05:53 AM

These are avalable on the site:

RedHat EL 3
RedHat EL 3
RedHat EL 3
RedHat EL 3
RedHat EL 3
RedHat EL 3

Which one should I get? Thanks.

Lenard 11-16-2007 06:10 AM

You seem to have

Server: Red Hat Linux 3ES - i386
so you want;
RedHat EL 3

You should be able to delete the freshrpms.repo file(s) from the /etc/yum.repos.d directory and simply do after installing the rpmforge-release package as per the directions;

yum update yum

sajdutt 11-16-2007 06:25 AM

If I try to do yum update yum, I get:

Insufficient server config - no servers found. Aborting.

The content of my yum.conf:


acid_kewpie 11-16-2007 06:31 AM

yes, you've installed a version of yum that is not compatible with your system.

kekiku 03-09-2009 10:37 PM

wrong yum release?
i'm having the same problem as above and i tried to install the same yum release, yum-2.0.8-0.1.el3.rf.noarch.rpm. does anyone know which is the correct one? here is the info from my server:

[root@xxxlnx11 yum]# uname -a
Linux xxxlnx11 2.4.21-58.ELsmp #1 SMP Tue Nov 4 11:38:48 EST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

[root@xxxlnx11 yum]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 (Taroon Update 9)
[root@xxxlnx11 yum]#

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