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Old 02-16-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
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Help! I can't install anything on Fedora 8 and I hate Linux right now...


Add/Remove Software can't find repositories because it says I'm not connected to the internet. I am running through a router to DSL modem, and am connected just fine. yum update yields a similar message, saying it can't find a website and experienced and unknown or unexpected error. Internet issue? How do I fix it? Using Linksys WRT54GS router to a Qwest Actiontec DSL modem.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 09:18 PM   #2
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Are you sure you are connected to the internet? If you fire up Firefox, are you able to browse?
 
Old 02-16-2008, 09:21 PM   #3
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Oh sorry forgot to mention I am browsing this page from Konqueror. I can connect to websites with this browser but Fedora doesn't seem to be able to connect to anything for any reason.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 09:38 PM   #4
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I can't think what would cause Konqueror to work and not Firefox. But wait!!!---Fedora default is Gnome and Konqueror is a KDE application. How did Konqueror get in the picture?

To be 100% sure your connection is working, open a terminal and enter "ping www.google.com". If you don't get a response, then try "ping 74.125.19.104"
 
Old 02-16-2008, 09:45 PM   #5
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When I installed from the Live CD I selected KDE instead of GNOME. The class I'm taking uses KDE and I chose it for that reason. I need to install Firefox actually now cuz Konqueror isn't supported by my online class portal.

Pinging Google was successful with average response time of 50ms.

Since I installed my clock has been 4 hours off, and trying to update the time gives an error of, you guessed it, can't connect to the update site. I have not tried bypassing my router and connecting the PC directly to the modem, but this really shouldn't be necessary, right? Theres got to be a way to tell Fedora how to navigate to the internet.

Last edited by oohyeah; 02-16-2008 at 09:56 PM. Reason: new info
 
Old 02-16-2008, 09:59 PM   #6
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So maybe the next step is to check to be sure that some repositories are enabled. (I don't have a Fedora system up at the moment to check on the details of how to do this.)

If Google pings OK, but FF can't find it, then fix that before tackling the other issues.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 10:26 PM   #7
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I found some information on enabling the repositories, and here are the results:

[Zac@localhost ~]$ su -
Password:
[root@localhost ~]# yum install yum-fastestmirror
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...de&arch=x86_64 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (101, 'Network is unreachable')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: development. Please verify its path and try again
[root@localhost ~]#
 
Old 02-16-2008, 11:10 PM   #8
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Let's keep this in one thread---I reported your new one for closure.

See if you can ping the URL which yum is trying to contact. Also see if you can access it with a browser.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 11:25 PM   #9
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You reported what? The yum http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...de&arch=x86_64 site didn't ping or open with a browser. Is it possible this link is down and I need a new one?
 
Old 02-17-2008, 07:53 AM   #10
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I reported your other thread as a duplicate because it was discussing the same basic issue. Duplicate threads are a no-no here.

As of this moment, that URL opens fine on my system. Is it possible that your connection is not working reliably? There are situations where you can ping a url and get a response but the site will still not respond to http or ftp requests. If you cannot ping it, however, then nothing else is going to work.

When you try ping, just use "mirrors.fedoraproject.org". If that fails, try "66.35.62.162" (that't the IP I get when pinging the site from here.)
 
Old 02-17-2008, 10:03 AM   #11
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Hello oohyeah

You probably wouldn't want to have the development repo for Fedora enabled while you are testing, which is what you are showing.

Normal Fedora useage is to have just the fedora.repo enabled and the fedora-updates.repo.

Those files are in /etc/yum.repos.d and as you have found, each of them has an entry enabled=0 which can be changed to 1 when necessary Usually, only the first item in any of the files is enabled and the others left at 0.

If you do that, can you reach the repo in any way. The full address of one of the mirrorlists is:

http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...ra-8&arch=i386

can you reach the list of Fedora mirrors in a browser.

Last edited by bbfuller; 02-17-2008 at 10:41 AM.
 
Old 02-17-2008, 06:20 PM   #12
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are you behind a proxy?

http://www.my-guides.net/en/content/...1/1/#yum_proxy

http://fcp.surfsite.org/modules/newb...ime=1189649522

You could also consider installing apt for fedora and see if that helps.

There is also kpackage which runs something like synaptic for apt within KDE
 
Old 02-17-2008, 11:29 PM   #13
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Since my last post I have reinstalled Fedora 8 and left all the default settings, so the development repo isn't enabled anymore. I have been able to ping and browse from Konquerer the fedora mirrorlist. However, yum still can't get to it:


[root@localhost ~]# yum update
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...f8&arch=x86_64 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (101, 'Network is unreachable')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: updates. Please verify its path and try again
[root@localhost ~]#

I am behind a Linksys router. Is this considered a proxy for this purpose? I have tried the yum.conf edit for my router 192.168.1.1/80 and got a 404 error. At least without this line yum times out instead of immediately outputting the 404.

How do I install apt, or anything for that matter, if yum isn't working?

Sorry about the duplicate thread, I wasn't aware that wasn't allowed (my fault, it's probably listed in some rules that I didn't read). I'm just frustrated with this problem, it's completely preventing me from doing anything I wanted to do with Linux.

Last edited by oohyeah; 02-17-2008 at 11:45 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 03:25 AM   #14
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Hello oohyeah

When I click on the link in your last post, I get the Fedora mirrorlist as a text page in my browser.

Do you see that?

Do you also see it if you paste the link into a web browser? I've just tried it in konqueror and got the same text page.

Could you run the command:

Code:
yum repolist
and paste back the result of that.

I assume that you are installing on an ordinary machine and not a virtual machine?

Last edited by bbfuller; 02-18-2008 at 03:33 AM.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 01:22 AM   #15
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OK, it is working now and here is what I did:

I edited the /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo and /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo, hashing out the existing baseurl and mirrorlist and adding a baseurl from the mirrorlist I browsed with Konqueror. I had to try a few, but finally found one that worked. Thanks for your help everyone.
 
  


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