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Old 10-26-2006, 03:33 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2006
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Smile System-config-kickstart core 5

Hey guys - I am having a problem when trying to run system-config-kickstart. If I attempt to run it I get the following error:

system-config-kickstart requires either the base or development yum repository enabled for package selection. Please enable one of these in /etc/yum.repos.d and restart the program.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/", line 80, in ?
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/", line 137, in __init__
self.packages_class = packages.Packages(xml, self.kickstartData)
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/", line 125, in __init__
self.y = sckYumBase()
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/", line 105, in __init__
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute '_exit'

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks in advance.
Old 10-26-2006, 05:03 PM   #2
Registered: May 2006
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
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yum is a prgram that uses a respository to download packages and then install them for you. a repository is a location online that contains the install files for many programs. what it is asking you to do is specify a repository.

you can do a few things:
1. from the terminal do "cat /etc/yum.repos.d"
there may be a list of repositories that are just disabled here and you need to simply edit the file to enable them.

2. go to this URL
this link has a section called "2. Add third-party repositories to yum and apt configuration files." Scroll down till you find it and add a repository.

Last edited by hradtke; 10-26-2006 at 05:05 PM.
Old 10-26-2006, 11:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply

It turns out I had to set enable=1 in the /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-development.repo. But then strange enough I was having proxy trouble. Which is odd since I have my proxy settings exported at boot. If I did a yum update prior to making the change yum functioned as expected. Then turning on the development repo and trying a yum update I would get a 111 error saying that I could not connect. I had to actually add the proxy setting in my yum.conf file for the dev repo to work even after my proxy settings were already exported, I do not get it. After I added my proxy settings to yum.conf and did a yum update the program fired up and worked great.

Thanks for the reply


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