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Old 03-31-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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Complexity with yum

I have CentOS 3.9 for i386. When I try to instal some thing with yum, i.e:
yum install firefox
yum install firefox*
yum list firefox and so on, I get:
yum info firefox
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: CentOS-3 - Addons
Server: CentOS-3 - Base
Server: CentOS-3 - Extras
Server: CentOS-3 - Updates
Server: Jason's Utter Ramblings Repo
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
Looking in Available Packages:

Looking in Installed Packages:

Some time ago I had CentOS 5, and I had the similar problem (exept of firefox all other packages were not installed) and I spent very much time to find different repositories and so on.

Now I have CentOS 3, and there is nothing I can install with yum.
This is yum.conf content:
installonlypkgs=kernel kernel-smp kernel-hugemem kernel-enterprise kernel-debug kernel-unsupported kernel-smp-unsupported kernel-hugemem-unsupported
name=Jason's Utter Ramblings Repo
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
#released updates
name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates
#packages used/produced in the build but not released
name=CentOS-$releasever - Addons
#additional packages that may be useful
name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras
#name=CentOS-$releasever - Plus
#name=CentOS-$releasever - Testing
#name=CentOS-$releasever - Fasttrack
The file is too long, so I littely edited it.

So my question is: is there some "normal" one repository that have all basic thing like firefox and so that I will insert to this file and all will work fine?

Thank you very much for ahead.
Old 03-31-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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cent 3.9 IS VERY VERY VERY old

5.4 is the current
also see the CentOS wiki help page
and to install the software repos
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:07 PM   #3
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I'd be surprised if you didn't get errors trying yum with 3.9, RH didn't introduce yum till v5.0.
AFAIK, it was still 'up2date' in 3.x.
NB: v3 is out of support ie NO more updates as of Oct 2010

Last edited by chrism01; 03-31-2010 at 07:10 PM.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:35 AM   #4
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Thank you very much, I will install CentOS 5


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