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Old 01-27-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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add or remove program says - unable to start due to a cofiguration error

add or remove program says - unable to start due to a cofiguration error

and in terminal it shows

CRITICAL:yum.cli:Config Error: Error accessing file for config file:///etc/yum.conf

please help me, I am very new to linux

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Old 01-28-2007, 03:48 AM   #2
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This page (the very bottom of it) might give some ideas (it's for Core 5, I take it that you are using Fedora Core though you didn't mention it, but it could work for you too):

1) check if your conf file exists:
ls /etc/yum.conf
if you get file listed, it's there -- if you don't get, it's missing

2) if the file was missing: check if backup exists:
ls /etc/yum.conf~
if it doesn't exist, jump to 3); otherwise try first to (su -- become root, asks for your root password)
cp /etc/yum.conf~ /etc/yum.conf
and after this re-try running the update tool

3) if no backup exists or if the above step didn't work, your file might be corrupt. The link I provided has information about how you deal with this problem: basically you remove the config file and then download a new one (from Fedora).


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