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Old 10-17-2004, 08:08 AM   #1
Registered: May 2003
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Yum replies with error


In my yellow dog linux, I have to update with YUM.

If I ask the updates, I get a nice list.

However if I ask to update I get a list of headers, and then an error and Yum is stopped.

If i try to update just one package, same.

I get this error ....

after a long list..........l
getting /var/cache/yum/base/headers/nhpf-0-1.42-3.ppc.hdr
getting /var/cache/yum/base/headers/screen-0-3.9.11-10.ppc.hdr
getting /var/cache/yum/updates/headers/mod_ssl-1-2.0.40-21.3b.ppc.hdr
IOError: [Errno 104] Connection reset by peer

and I find myself back at the console.

My guess is that one of the addresses YUM is using for getting updates is not working. Is that right? Do I have to find out the problem address and replace it ? An if yes where?

Does anyone have a better idea?

Thanks in advance.

Old 10-17-2004, 10:50 PM   #2
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This should help.
Old 10-18-2004, 02:38 AM   #3
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Seems the server is too busy. Choose another mirror at and then edit /etc/yum.conf to point to the selected mirror. Keep the $releasever and $basearch variables though (open the /etc/yum.conf and you'll understand what I am saying).

Last edited by brunnopessoa; 10-18-2004 at 02:42 AM.


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