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Old 12-10-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
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yum - cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base.


I have CentOS installed on a small embedded board (no gnome or graphical interface) and I'm trying to use it for syncing with a windows mobile device so I found synCE. I went to install it with yum and here was my error

[root@localhost /]# yum install odccm
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Could not retrieve mirrorlist error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base
[root@localhost /]#
I took everything in my /etc/yum.repos.d/ from my desktop (that works) and scp'd to the embedded board but I still get same error. The embedded board is plugged into the ethernet and is receiving packets (I'm also ssh'd to it).

All help is appreciated.


Last edited by chris24300; 12-10-2009 at 02:43 PM.
Old 12-11-2009, 03:24 AM   #2
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From the error message, you can see that name resolution is not working.
Old 12-11-2009, 12:13 PM   #3
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Yes it was a name resolution. I never edited /etc/resolv.conf, I added

nameserver x.x.x.x
nameserver x.x.x.x

and all works now.


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