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Old 05-25-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
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Fedora - Problem updating from repositories


Hi, I am a complete noob to Fedora but I am trying my best to learn and develop.
Reading through the information on this site I decided to try and learn some basic terminal commands.
Managed to get to the use su - to get to root and then typed yum upgrade.
Got the following message:

Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mi...ora-9&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (110, 'Connection timed out')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again

I apologise if this is covered elsewhere but could someone either provide or point me to the answer (in noobie speak).

Thanks.
 
Old 05-25-2008, 01:04 PM   #2
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I do not know if this article will help, from a quick read it seems to answer your questions.

http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-L.../msg02390.html
 
Old 05-25-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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I have read through the page and links and cannot find anything - please help!!!!
 
Old 05-25-2008, 06:29 PM   #4
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We will have to wait on someone else to help, I have not had the Fedora experience and all I can offer is what I read.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 05:29 AM   #5
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Have a look in the directory /etc/yum.repos.d. The updates repo file should have 1 rather than 0 as a value for "enabled". If you find that the file isn't even there, you'll have to use google and find a copy to install.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 06:29 PM   #6
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Before doing 'yum upgrade' you have to install the proper repository files. These are usually named fedora-release and fedora-release-notes with version numbers in the package name related to the Fedora version they support. These are RPM packages and can be installed with yum.

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