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jyothsna 02-19-2009 05:55 AM

YUM Headers Cannot Be Found

i trying to install ffmpeg using YUM.. but while installing i'm getting error like this

-bash-3.1$ yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-devel
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Red Hat Linux 5Server - i386 - Base
Error - /var/cache/yum/base/ cannot be found
Please ask your sysadmin to update the headers on this system.

i am searching for the solution .. to fix this

anyone help me please?

Udi 02-19-2009 06:23 AM

Just guessing here - maybe "yum update" will update the indexes and solve this problem for you. You can also try "yum clean all".
Hope it helps.

linuxlover.chaitanya 02-19-2009 06:27 AM

You need to be ROOT to install package. From the output that you have pasted you do not seem to be root. Once you get the privileges do


yum update

yum install <package>

jyothsna 02-19-2009 06:33 AM

yes i am in the root

again getting same error while Updating YUM using "update yum"

linuxlover.chaitanya 02-19-2009 06:57 AM

If you are the root how do you have the user prompt?

jyothsna 02-19-2009 07:01 AM

I am using putty software to login into our server..

so the prompt is like that

linuxlover.chaitanya 02-19-2009 11:06 PM

Whatever way you login you get user prompt for normal user and hash prompt for root.

Edit: I mistakenly said dollar prompt for root. It should have been "#".
Chris has already corrected it though.

chrism01 02-20-2009 06:46 AM

Should be hash '#' prompt for root. Re post #4, its 'yum update' not 'update yum'. yum is the tool/cmd, update is the arg/param.

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