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Old 05-18-2006, 02:22 PM   #1
Gogul
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problem configuring of yum


Hi everyone

I've been trying to configure yum according to this documentation.

While trying to do so from the terminal, this is what happened...

Code:
[dene@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost dene]# cd /etc
[root@localhost etc]# mv -f yum.conf.bak
mv: missing destination file operand after `yum.conf.bak'
Try `mv --help' for more information.
[root@localhost etc]# wget http://www.fedorafaq.org/samples/yum.conf
--18:56:02--  http://www.fedorafaq.org/samples/yum.conf
           => `yum.conf'
Resolving www.fedorafaq.org... 70.84.209.18
Connecting to www.fedorafaq.org|70.84.209.18|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 578 [text/plain]

100%[====================================>] 578           --.--K/s

18:56:13 (47.41 KB/s) - `yum.conf' saved [578/578]

[root@localhost etc]# rpm -Uvh http://www.fedora.org/yum http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-5.rpm
Retrieving http://www.fedora.org/yum
Retrieving http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-5.rpm
warning: /var/tmp/rpm-xfer.h2o95k: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID a109b1ec
error: open of <!DOCTYPE failed: No such file or directory
error: open of HTML failed: No such file or directory
error: open of PUBLIC failed: No such file or directory
I can't see that I've done anything wrong, as this had worked previosly when I used it before. What I'm guessing is this is most likey a server side problem, though if anyone knows what i can do about this then it would be much appreciated .
 
Old 05-18-2006, 08:58 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gogul
I've been trying to configure yum according to this documentation.

While trying to do so from the terminal, this is what happened...

[root@localhost dene]# cd /etc
[root@localhost etc]# mv -f yum.conf.bak
mv: missing destination file operand after `yum.conf.bak'
Try `mv --help' for more information.
You are trying to move the file to nowhere. you should be doing something like
Code:
mv -f yum.conf yum.conf.bak
that will rename yum.conf to yum.conf.bak. So you aren't following the directions.

From the Fedora Faq
Code:
 cd /etc
mv -f yum.conf yum.conf.bak
wget http://www.fedorafaq.org/samples/yum.conf
It's not "serverside", it's user error. Follow those instructions a little more slowly.

Last edited by bosewicht; 05-18-2006 at 09:00 PM.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 03:28 PM   #3
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hehe yeah that's a silly mistake though that's what happened when I tried a second time to do it just to show you what happened

originally when I tried this part

Code:
[root@localhost etc]# rpm -Uvh http://www.fedora.org/yum http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-5.rpm
it said something along the lines of "unable to resolve host name" (and yes the internet was plugged in and connected, etc)

looking back I should've typed "history" to copy and paste what I did, but ah well

Thanks for your help I'll see what happens
 
  


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