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Old 07-23-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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yum update and !!! - Is it an alert? An alert to what problem?


I've searched and cannot find anything on this.

Running Fedora 17 on a Dell 6410
From the terminal, I run the following command "yum -y update"
As yum goes through the repos, I see several of the repos that are finished with !!!
example: "Google | 951 B 00:00 !!!"

I am assuming (dangerous, I know) that there is an issue with those repos mark that way, I cannot find any documentation that explains the !!!.

Question #1: Is that assuption correct?

From the terminal, I ran "yum-config-manager". There is too much information to post here, but my assumption is that in the problem repos there is a baseurl listed and when I check the link, I get an error 404: url not found.
example: baseurl = http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/x86_64


Question #2: Should I get to a url if I open the link in a browser?

Any confirmation/answers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Brett
 
Old 07-24-2012, 03:51 AM   #2
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1 - I don't know, i've never seen that abbreviation before TBH, but it looks like you;'re right

2 - yes it 404's. that link should work, so the repo is clearly broken in some form. I can't see any reference to it online, but I guess Google have stopped providign the repo.
 
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:38 AM   #3
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I would advise against using the "-y" option
that is the SAY YES TO EVERYTHING flag
and can be VERY DANGEROUS to use it you do not know BEFOREHAND what the outcome will be


automatically saying "yes" to things you have NOT seen nor read nor even know WHAT they are can be quite " bad"

the "google" repo goes off line from time to time
not as often a adobe is for flash , but enough that is is a good idea to disable it and only enable it using the yum
" -enablerepo " option


also i suggest you install the yum tool "yum-priorities " and CONFIGURE IT
third party repos can cause a lot of problems

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Old 07-24-2012, 07:51 AM   #4
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Thanks

Thank you for the answers, including the advice on the -y option. I've looked into the priority plugin, but it does not quite work for me.

I got the source from http://smashingweb.info/fedora-17-po...ing-fedora-17/ . The page has helped me in the past on some software I wanted to install and seems trustworthy.

Thanks again,

Brett
 
Old 07-24-2012, 08:07 AM   #5
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for that plugin you might look at the CentOS wiki
http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/Yum/Priorities
it is really VERY easy to configure

and in general
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f17.html
is a good quick guide

and then there is the Fedora Documentation Project
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/index.html
 
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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John,
Thanks for the links, I'll check them out and give it another go. One further question comes to mind on this though;

I am using Oracle's VirtualBox, It's available in its own repo and in the Fedora repo. Which one would be the best to use?

I am sure the Oracle repo is more current, but is the one found in the <insert Linux Distro here> repo tested against the OS?

Thanks in advance,

Brett
 
  


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