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Old 12-02-2004, 03:15 PM   #1
Tinochelli
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Yum Updating issue


Hi all,

Fedora Core 2

Having some issues with yum update. Just after it starts it returns an error. I think i need to change the url that it is trying to d/l from.

I find the Server it tries to download from is quite laggy and has a tendancy to time out.

I am in the UK and would like a UK mirror so it will be quicker.

Can any1 pls help

Thanks in advance
 
Old 12-02-2004, 03:55 PM   #2
sigsegv
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Re: Yum Updating issue

Quote:
Originally posted by Tinochelli

Having some issues with yum update. Just after it starts it returns an error.
The error that it returns will be helpful in diagnosing the problem ...
 
Old 12-03-2004, 09:08 PM   #3
linuxles
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Re: Yum Updating issue

Quote:
Originally posted by Tinochelli
Hi all,

Fedora Core 2

Having some issues with yum update. Just after it starts it returns an error. I think i need to
change the url that it is trying to d/l from.

I find the Server it tries to download from is quite laggy and has a tendancy to time out.

Thanks in advance
If you are using the default Redhat yum configuration, then it is probably a timeout issue.

I use Freshrpms.net, it is way faster then RedHat's site and there are a lot more packages to choose from.

First make a backup copy of the original yum.conf file (should you decide to revert to it at some point). As root;
"cp -p /etc/yum.conf /etc/yum.conf.orig"

Since you are running Core2; go to http://tettnang.freshrpms.net , scroll to the bottom of the page and select
"yum". When the "yum" page comes up, select the small floppy disk icon and download the yum rpm. Switch
to a root shell and install it with "rpm -Uvvh <packagename>".

The next time you run YUM it will connect to the freshrpms.net site and download the new headers, etc...

/Les
 
  


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