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Old 08-06-2004, 09:26 AM   #1
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Question Yum Not working

Hi, I'm having some issues with yum. I'm not sure if it's just something I didn't configure right, but I've been trying everything I could.

The problem I'm having is when I do the update even with the default config I had, it just hangs there forever. Eventually it tells me it was unable to get to the header info file, and the url it gives me that failed works when I try it in a browser on a different machine.

# yum check-update
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Core 2 - i386 - Base
Exiting on User Cancel

I had to cancel it, as it was taking too long to even get an error message to post here.

Then here is my yum.conf file below. I tried different urls and it did not work. Even the default conf file did not work. I also tried the $releasever and $basearch in urls, but upon reading that it's only to help maintain the .conf easier, I tried a more direct approach below.

# vi yum.conf

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates$releasever/$basearch

#name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Unreleased Updates$releasever/$basearch/

#name=Fedora Core $releasever - Development Tree

(I had to take out all the urls because I have less than 5 posts)

Nothing seems to work that I try. Although the server I'm in through ssh that I'm doing this on is connected just fine to the internet because I can even ftp to most of these sites without any problems.

Can someone please help me with this problem? I appreciate it very much
Old 08-06-2004, 09:48 AM   #2
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Have you tried using any of the Fedora mirror sites? The official sites are notoriously slow using yum (It can take days allegedly to download the header file)
Old 08-06-2004, 09:51 AM   #3
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WOW days? Hehe that's qutie a long time.

I've tried quite a few, being my favorite for their fast speed. They didn't make much of a difference, and after about 20+ minutes they would give me the error of being unable to reach the header files, even though the files load up in a split second with the exact same url.


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