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Old 02-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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broken yum and add/remove software

Here is one of those situation where I shot myself in the foot. Unfortunetly , I do not know how to fix this.
When I try to ues yum it says the following:

[root@localhost ~]# yum -y install java-1/6/0
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base:
* c6-media:
* extras:
* updates:
file:///media/CentOS/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/CentOS/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
file:///media/cdrecorder/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/cdrecorder/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
file:///media/cdrom/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/cdrom/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: c6-media. Please verify its path and try again

No clue what that is .. same with the add /remove software thing.

I was earlier playing with the system/software sources pull down in add/remove.

How can I fix this?

I have ben trying for a few hours without luck.

Thanks for your help
Old 02-26-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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looks like it's trying to read a cdrom for repo data, and failing. check /etc/yum.repos.d/ for a cdrom-based repo, and disable it.
Old 02-26-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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yes your right i just had to change
in the file you referred to

thank you !!


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