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Old 04-18-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Using Yum to install xinetd on Fedora12 and getting error.

Ok, so the subject pretty much says what my problem is, but let me state it again.

I am trying to install, using yum, xinetd to my fedora12. I get this error when I type
yum install exinetd

Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again

I am doing this for a lab for my class and can not find anything current on this subject.

Let me also say that I have had a lot of problems with doing my labs for some reason. I have reinstalled Fedora12 several times and keep coming up with some sort of problem when I try to do my labs. This is just the most recent one. I'm at wits end and thought I would post here to see if anyone can help...

Old 04-18-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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1. I'd expect xinetd to be part of the base install TBH.

2. the turnover in Fedora versions is approx every 13 mths and I believe F14 is current and F15 close to release.
This means that the repos for F12 are no longer updated and may not even be available.

3. for a long term support free version of RHEL, try Centos

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You can write a fixed 'baseurl', pointing to 'the old archive'



... Or better, use a long term supported OS :
The EL 6 copy SL 6 is based on Fedora 12


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