Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-05-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Can't get into Add & Remove programs Config Error

I would greatly appreiciate any help from anyone reading this post. I have run into a problem with trying to install a vlc player . First I read a lot of different ways to do it but I settled on a post by BillB called HOW TO: INSTALL SOFTWARE (the easy way) YDL6 I have had several problems. The first being It doesn't want to take the command for [Livna-Stable]. But that aside for awhile my more immediate problem is in my terminal I'm getting this error and because of it I can no longer get into my Add & Remove programs . This is the error
[root@localhost ~]# echo 'protect=1' >> /etc/yum.repos.d/yellowdog-updates.repo
[root@localhost ~]# yum clean all
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Config Error: File contains no section headers.
file: file://///etc/yum.repos.d/yellow-updates.repo, line: 1
[root@localhost ~]#
Thanks for your time
Old 10-06-2008, 09:52 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2008
Location: Jakarta
Distribution: CentOS 5
Posts: 89

Rep: Reputation: 17
Hello friend,

Please post your repo conf.

i just installed vlc yesterday using fedora 9, no problem.

is there any livna-* repo under /etc/yum.repos.d/ ?
Old 10-07-2008, 08:03 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Western USA
Distribution: Fedora,Suse,Redhat,Puppy,etc.
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 1
Originally Posted by sjkline View Post
[root@localhost ~]# echo 'protect=1' >> /etc/yum.repos.d/yellowdog-updates.repo

Config Error: File contains no section headers.
I strongly suspect you typed ">" instead of ">>" and overwrote the file rather than appending to it. If I'm right, you'll see "1" if you run:
wc -l /etc/yum.repos.d/yellowdog-updates.repo

If so, then you'll need to recover that file. If you can, get it from another YDL user/site; if not check if it's part of a package with:
rpm -qf /etc/yum.repos.d/yellowdog-updates.repo

Good luck,
Old 10-07-2008, 08:42 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2008
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for trying to help. But I just gave up for now and deleted the whole operating system. I'm going to give it a try when I get my new wireless Keyboard and Mouse. the funny thing is everythig was working good but i'm a real novice when it comes to the Linux OS and I was just trying to load a Player so I could watch HULU old episodes from TV shows which take a Flash 9 or better.

Thanks Again


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Proxy error when using Add/Remove Programs jerryheavyarms Linux - Newbie 3 07-10-2008 02:02 AM
Add/Remove programs FC6 -error Jose Rivas Fedora 5 03-25-2007 01:00 AM
Add/remove programs shows an error!!!!! firewiz87 Fedora 11 10-16-2006 11:04 AM
unable to add programs from add/remove programs dav7500 Linux - Software 2 02-26-2004 08:25 PM
Cant add MySQL through add/remove programs Hero Doug Fedora 6 01-03-2004 11:35 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:47 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration