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Old 01-19-2009, 01:02 AM   #1
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yum error with Fedora 10 on i386 after installing application

Hey all!

I recently got Fedora 10 up and running on my machine and installed Pidgin. However, shortly after installing Pidgin, I found that I could no longer use the yum command.

I was installing VLC media player when I quickly found that I would get the following:

$ yum install vlc
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
fedora                                                   | 2.8 kB     00:00     
fedora/primary_db                                        | 6.6 MB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates                                   | 2.7 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates/primary_db                        | 126 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free                                           | 2.7 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free/primary_db                                | 212 kB     00:00 [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: pidgin.
VLC will subsequently not install. I then uninstalled Pidgin, thinking this should do the trick. However, it did not, and I am left with the same.

I should note that there is not currently a stable release of Pidgin for Fedora 10 - they suggested waiting. However, this appears to me to be a completely unrelated issue (except for the URL for Fedora 10 not existing).

I was able to run Pidgin before, but now cannot reinstall it, and I cannot install other software. How can I install other applications and get Pidgin back without losing yum?

Thanks for your time in helping a nub!

Old 01-19-2009, 03:41 AM   #2
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It looks like when Pidgin was installed, it added a new repository to Yum to check for Pidgin updates, which can't be found and is causing the whole command to fail.

I'm not familiar with Yum, but if you can figure out how to remove that newly added repo, then I bet that would fix the issue.
Old 01-20-2009, 01:43 AM   #3
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yum error with Fedora 10 on i386 after installing application

I think Pidgin has install a yum repo. You can delete the repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/

You can find the pidgin repo here and you can simply delete the .repo file named pidgin.

I think this will help you.
Old 01-20-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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Thank you all! That did the trick.

Yeah I'm so nub haha.


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