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Old 08-31-2006, 09:56 PM   #1
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problem doing software updates using yum command, pls help


im unable to do software updates for my fc5 linux. this is the error i get. please help me

[root@localhost ~]# yum install flash-plugin
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
livna [1/7]
livna 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
flash [2/7]
flash 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
core [3/7]
core 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
jpackage-fedora [4/7]
jpackage-fedora 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
updates [5/7]
updates 100% |=========================| 1.2 kB 00:00
jpackage-generic [6/7]
jpackage-generic 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
extras [7/7] [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 02:38:52 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)
Content-Length: 348
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Trying other mirror.
extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 5.7 kB 00:00
jpackage-f: ################################################## 25/25
Added 0 new packages, deleted 0 old in 0.09 seconds
primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 32 kB 00:18 [Errno 4] Socket Error: timed out
Trying other mirror.

what shall i do??

please help me
Old 08-31-2006, 10:38 PM   #2
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Re : problem doing software updates using yum command, pls help

For installing flash-plugin

follow the steps as given in the link
Old 09-01-2006, 03:16 AM   #3
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when i do a yum command. how do i know from which configuration file its taking the website from which it shud download the files??

i there any way i can tell yum from which website it shud download.

is that information stored anywhere in linux??

also which is the most preferred website from which i can download the updates through yum command

Old 09-01-2006, 03:59 AM   #4
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all the repos should be in /etc/yum.repos.d
you can edit each of their "enabled" lines "1" is active "0" is off.
you can also specify repos in the yum command ie,
yum update --disablerepo=livna
if you have it set to "1" but it's giving trouble or
yum update --enablerepo=livna
if you have it set to "0" but want to use it.

When yum finds a package it normally tells where it's found it.
The man pages are quite good, just do
man yum


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