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Old 02-28-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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yum update error

when I run the yum to update my server. I am getting this error. Can anyone help me. Please, any help is appreciated. i was not getting it before. How do I fix this? thank you!

# yum -y update
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Could not retrieve mirrorlist error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again
Old 03-01-2009, 12:32 AM   #2
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dont worry its states there
"(-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>"

wait few hours and try again "
btw this is normal sometimes happen, but if u want u can try change your dns server eg
try use opendns
Old 03-01-2009, 03:59 AM   #3
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Hi asif2k,

As you can see in the error message that it is not getting the information about repository file, so you need to check that first at /etc/yum.repos.d file. Before editing the original file it is always better to take a backup of original file. Make sure that repository must be there and should not be renamed as well. Also check whether you started network services before using YUM.

Old 03-01-2009, 01:25 PM   #4
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It is working now. DNS info was wrong.


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