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Old 10-29-2007, 01:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy FC7 not receiving updates!

my FC7 install has stopped receivning updates since tried (unsucesfully) to install some adobe plugins for firefox.
I get this message if i try a manual update; [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 17:24:40 GMT
Server: Apache
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: adobe-linux. Please verify its path and try again
[root@localhost rob]#

I feel certain that something i've done during my attempt to sort out the firefox pluggins has messed things up. Any idea how to fix this??
Old 10-29-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you are using yum and not apt...

Yum repos can be in two places... In /etc/yum.conf itself, or as a separate file in /etc/yum.repos.d/ . If it's a separate file in the repos directory, all you need to do is edit it as root, and change the line enabled=1 to enabled=0. Yum will then skip that repo.

Then, you can update from the other repos while you try to get that one running. I have it in my list, and working, but I'm not running a 64-bit system. Mine looks like...

$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux-i386.repo

name=Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe has forbidden access to the server by a browser, so you can't browse the directories. Using wget, I can download the repodata.xml out of the i386 branch, but not from a x86_64 branch... It says it doesn't exist. Searching Google shows there might not BE a 64-bit Flash, yet.


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