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Old 09-28-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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Problem with yum dries repository


i am running fedora core 9. After updating the dries repository with this command "name=Extra Fedora rpms dries - $releasever - $basearch
baseurl=http://dries.studentenweb.org/yum/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/dries" I cannot install any packages through yum. when i try i get this error message "Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Cannot open logfile //var/log/yum.log
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 241, in user_main
errcode = main(args)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 105, in main
base.doLock()
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 917, in doLock
while not self._lock(lockfile, mypid, 0644):
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 959, in _lock
if not msg.errno == errno.EEXIST: raise msg
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/run/yum.pid'"
Can anyone tell how to fix this problem or at least how to disable the dries repository or perhaps properly update it?
 
Old 09-29-2008, 09:26 PM   #2
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YUM needs to be run with root permissions. Those messages look like you may have neglected to preface your yum with a sudo.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 12:13 PM   #3
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sudo shouldnt be neccessary if you su into root in the terminal which i did
 
Old 10-02-2008, 11:38 AM   #4
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Did you try to use the link to http://dries.studentenweb.org in your browser? From there it should be clear that the repository to which you wish to connect was, essentially, a copy of the extras Fedora Core repositories. That repository was dropped when the "Core" designation of the Fedora releases was dropped, and the "extras" RPMs were merged with the "core" RPM in a single repository (called "everything," if you're interested).

If you enter http://dries.studentenweb.org/yum/fedora/linux/ in your browser, you'll see that the site only has RPMs for Fedora Core version 1, 2, and 3. That suggests to me that the dries repository has been abandoned for several years now, and that there is no point in trying to connect a Fedora 9 distribution to it.

The site does include instructions for accessing FC 4 RPMs at http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/dries/RPMS/, but nothing more recent than that.

Note: No fedora distribution older than Fedora 8 is still maintained, and Fedora 8 maintenance will be suspended shortly after Fedora 10 is released later this month.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 04:23 AM   #5
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A good deal of mis-information here.

Dries repo currently supports up to F8. The websites to use are: (new) http://dries.eu/ or (old) http://dries.studentenweb.org/rpm/.

Dries repo, formerly part of RPMForge, is merging with DAG and ATRPMs to form RPMRepo.

So yes, it's no good for F9 at this time, but might soon offer packages for F9+. BTW, F10 release has been pushed back to at least last week of Novermber 2008: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/Schedule

It's possible that certain F8 packages might work OK on F9, but you would use them at your own risk. I carried over a few from F8. YMMV. Here's the repo files on my F8 box:
Code:
~]$ cat cat /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo
cat: cat: No such file or directory
[dries]
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY.dries.txt
priority=6
name=Extra Fedora rpms dries - $releasever - $basearch
baseurl=http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/dries/RPMS/
mirrorlist=file:///etc/yum.repos.d/dries.mirror
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1

[dries-testing]
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY.dries.txt
priority=7
name=Dries Testing RPMs for Fedora $releasever $basearch
baseurl=http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora.risky/fc$releasever/$basearch/dries/RPMS/
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1

~]$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.mirror
http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/
ftp://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/
ftp://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/freshrpms/dag/dries/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.dries
http://apt.sw.be/dries/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.dries/
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/freshrpms/pub/dag/dries/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.dries/
http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/dag/dries/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.dries/
http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/dag/dries/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.dries/
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/dag/dries/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.dries/
http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/dag/dries/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.dries/
http://public.www.planetmirror.com/pub/dag/dries/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.dries/
http://ftp.lug.ro/freshrpms/dag/dries/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.dries/
http://rh-mirror.linux.iastate.edu/pub/dag/dries/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.dries/
http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/dag/dries/fedora/fc$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.dries/
~]$
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:43 AM   #6
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Hey, I resent that "misinformation" tag

I admit that I did no more than look at where the link he posted took me, and that I didn't bother to look elsewhere for "dries" after the "ulyssis" repro link "barfed" at me when I tried it from F9.

But the OP was trying to use the "studenten" link, and -- as you point out -- that's somewhat obsolete.

Last edited by PTrenholme; 10-03-2008 at 07:54 AM.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 10:02 AM   #7
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thanx for all the good info. This problem did become apparent after i updated from fedora core 7 to fedora core 9. can someone tell me what to do fix this problem
 
Old 10-05-2008, 12:36 AM   #8
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thanx for all the good info. This problem did become apparent after i updated from fedora core 7 to fedora core 9. can someone tell me what to do fix this problem
Disable the DRIES repo: Edit (as root user) the file: /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo and change enabled=1 to enabled=0. Or, simply delete the file (not recommended - you may want to reference it later).

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Old 10-05-2008, 08:57 AM   #9
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wow awesome hingler thanx. I will try this today and let you know what happens.
 
  


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