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Old 10-31-2008, 02:32 AM   #1
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facing probleb with software retreive information


i have recently installed fedora 8 thorough DVD.i don't have internet connection .As you know fedora is not vlc player preinstalled.i have downloaded videolan_client as rpm package from net.But wen i
issue the following command:
$yum install <vlc rmp file name>
i get the following error:

Could not retrieve mirrorlist error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: development. Please verify its path and try again

thankx in advance,post the soln early .[/FONT][/FONT]
Old 11-01-2008, 11:02 AM   #2
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yum assumes you have a network connection so it can contact repos. Try installing with rpm

$ rpm -ivh <vlc rmp file name>
Alternatively yum has an option to specify that the file you are installing is on the disk, local-install instead of install I think, though I'm not on a Linux machine right now to check. 'man yum'*will tell you,


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