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Old 11-12-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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Smile YUM - Fedora 5 - How do I get the REPOs to work

Hello fellow citizens of planet earth

I love yum, its really awesome when its working.

But.. (after its been working a loooong time ) it gives me this message

[root@myserver yum.repos.d]# yum install httpd
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
core [1/3] [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 14:24:03 GMT
Server: Apache
Content-Length: 249
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Trying other mirror.
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: core
failure: repodata/repomd.xml from core: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from core: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

So, I understand that that URL is not working. But, where do i get the "working url" ? its really hard to understand how to get the information needed to make yum-repos work.

Anyone got some working repos that i can download?


Give me some hints/instructions, where i can find working URLs

thx in advance

Last edited by LexMillian; 11-12-2008 at 08:28 AM.
Old 11-12-2008, 09:33 AM   #2
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well 1st thing to try is to open the url in a browser. Can you get there at all
Old 11-12-2008, 09:44 AM   #3
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I visited a fedora-irc chatroom, and they said that FC5,FC6 is no longer supported with RPM archives

They tell me i need to upgrade to atleast FC-8

wonder if thats true..
Old 11-12-2008, 10:40 AM   #4
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Yes, go in for Fedora 9 or Fedora 10 (will be released on the 25th). Look for respins of Fedora 9, those will be more up to date. The orignal Fedora 9 release will need 2GB+ of updates!
Old 11-12-2008, 01:35 PM   #5
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Be aware that any one version of Fedora is only supported for 13 months. After that you are in the same position as you are with FC5(my favorite Fedora release). I would consider using Centos5.2 instead. Centos is RHEL(Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with the logos removed. It is free to download/update and has a five year support life. Centos/RHEL 5 was based on FC6 so it will "feel" very familiar to you.


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