View Full Version : yum not functioning (FC4T2)
12th May 2005, 07:53 AM
im a newbie in linux. im trying to run yum on my linux box to update/install extras for FC4 but to no avail.
below is the list of the errors:
[root@eds]# yum list available
Setting up repositories
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: development
failure: repodata/repomd.xml from development: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
any idea?your help will be greatly appreciated. thanks.
13th May 2005, 03:52 PM
I had this problem in fc3, still unsolved
14th May 2005, 07:14 PM
yum worked alright imy fc4t2 installation
i did not try yum update
there was network icon saying 409 updates available
why dont u try that redhat updater
may be u have todo full install not the default packages
anyway mirror not available how can we help?
the red hat updater works nicely only it asks u to update kernel first
and then others
yum install synaptic worked fine
yum install xmms worked fine
apt we can try
15th May 2005, 10:06 AM
I have FC4T3 - identical error message, identical problem as powereds - can't use redhat updater, as it hangs on the progress dialog with this message "Red Hat Update Agent is building a list of updated RPM packages installed on your system. Please wait."
15th May 2005, 10:30 AM
i have imtel p3 pc
i dont know whats pwereds
i am in the process of downloading fc4test3 2nd disk
it will take long time for me to get the other 2 also
did u try apt* install (the exact usage u can get from other threads)
15th May 2005, 11:04 AM
can't install apt without dependencies one of which being librpm-4.3.so - I'm doing my best, but I'm lame with dependencies!! (which is why I need yum, or up2date, or something!!!)
15th May 2005, 02:33 PM
i just reinstalled fedorac4 t2
the redhat updater works just fine
yum install apt will find its own dependncs and will install
first it will ask for redhat up2date key import or some thing like that
launch up2date from the up2date icon on top right desktop
this will give u chance to install a key
then it will go through cllecting installed package info etc etc
then come back to terminal and type yum install apt
it will go through by itself
its working like that in my m/c
this takes some time u may think its stuck
but after about 5 minutes or so up2date will show u 2 kernel updates to select in up2date
from there u can go on as per dialog
in the meanwhile at the terminal it would have added some packages and ask u if u want to download apt etc etc
after some time it will say it has impoted key for installing and blah blah
then it will install apt
i think only after these hasles the yum starts working
these r my live screen descriptions
it may help u or may not
but it takes lot of time to get any response from any of these commands
be patient it may work
invoke up2date and go ahead
all the best
now in my system it has started upgrading the kernel
will joinu later
15th May 2005, 02:36 PM
My yum problems are over! You just have to edit yum.conf and .repo files, replacing "$releasever" with "development"
I found this post instructive:
15th May 2005, 02:46 PM
thats fine work
i saw that content
i did not know what to do with the config file
how to install it?
any way now it must have done by itself in my m/c
15th May 2005, 03:40 PM
I'm not sure if you wanted/needed this (don't completely understand your post ;)) but in case you did - here's what I did exactly...
then replaced all instances of "$releasever" with "development"
After this, I edited my individual .repo files (you only have these if you make them yourself)
and did the same thing.
fresh.repo is just an example...
Hope this is useful to somebody - apparently we'll have no more problems on this count once the final version is updated and the repositories are updated seriously.
16th May 2005, 03:37 AM
As with my case the problem has already been solved. My linux box is under a proxy server so i have to configure first the proxy settings of my linux box. I also notice that the same error will come out if you try to install packages that is not found on your repos.
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