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Old 07-21-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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Yum does not work


Am at my wit's end here trying to install samba through yum (or any way for that matter.)

anything I do through yum results in a time out message...

root@LinuxFC91 ~]# yum install samba
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...d-f9&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (110, 'Connection timed out')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: updates. Please verify its path and try again

The Add/Remove Programmes application doesn't seem to work either. Maybe related?


I'm sorry, but I don't know very much about Linux at all, so really simple to understand instructions would be very much appreciated.

Kind regards
S
 
Old 07-21-2008, 12:03 PM   #2
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Could this be something to do with sitting behind a proxy server?
 
Old 07-21-2008, 12:38 PM   #3
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Could this be something to do with sitting behind a proxy server?
Yup, could be.
 
Old 07-21-2008, 06:43 PM   #4
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Downloading the Samba RPM package from the redhat servers should work even behind a proxy. Then run 'rpm -i <packagename>'. That will do the job.
One possible mirror for RPM packages is
http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/fedora/l...6/os/Packages/

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