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Old 9th August 2011, 04:59 AM
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Yum broken, linva gone, wont install dependencies

I read the faq and was treated to:


Fedora 9 (Sulphur)

There are no changes needed to the repositories for Fedora 9 at this time. The stock repos are still working so you should be able to get a basic install with the last released updates.


(I tried for some time to cobble together a version based on fc8, but was unsucessfull)



I have read and attempted dozens of procedures from posts, all with no luck. This is fedora 9.


rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*
#db_verify /var/lib/rpm/Packages
#rpm --rebuilddb



Then,



yum install ncurses-devel
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* fedora: dl.fedoraproject.org
* fedora-source: dl.fedoraproject.org
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package ncurses-devel.i386 0:5.6-16.20080301.fc9 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: ncurses-libs = 5.6-16.20080301.fc9 for package: ncurses-devel
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
ncurses-devel-5.6-16.20080301.fc9.i386 from fedora has depsolving problems
--> Missing Dependency: ncurses-libs = 5.6-16.20080301.fc9 is needed by package ncurses-devel-5.6-16.20080301.fc9.i386 (fedora)
Error: Missing Dependency: ncurses-libs = 5.6-16.20080301.fc9 is needed by package ncurses-devel-5.6-16.20080301.fc9.i386 (fedora)



Then,



# rpm -hiv http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
Retrieving http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
error: skipping http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm - transfer failed - Unknown or unexpected error
warning: u 0x80923c8 ctrl 0x8093148 nrefs != 0 (rpm.livna.org http)


Linva the repo center appears to be down?



Then,



# yum update yum
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* fedora: dl.fedoraproject.org
* fedora-source: dl.fedoraproject.org
Setting up Update Process
No Packages marked for Update





This seemingly simple issue is tripping me up, I need to on with the real work. How can I pull this from it's non-functioning state? I have been at it for hours.


conclusion: Yum is a real bummer and fatally kills itself, then there is no documentation or available fixes

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Old 9th August 2011, 05:28 AM
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Re: Yum broken, linva gone, wont install dependencies

you do not need liva, unless you want a specific package

install rpmfusion repo

why do you still use fc9?
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Old 9th August 2011, 06:03 AM
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Re: Yum broken, linva gone, wont install dependencies

Thanks for the reply.


Tried every link on rpm fusion, all failed with various errors.

Next?
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Old 9th August 2011, 06:12 AM
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Re: Yum broken, linva gone, wont install dependencies

I think it's better that you update (I mean: do a fresh install) your Fedora to more recent release (14 or 15). F15 has new Gnome3 and you might want to test it first if it works for you. F9 is really old and if yum does not work might be because F9 rpm repos are not stored anymore. You can install rpmfusion from www.rpmfusion.org.

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Old 9th August 2011, 08:31 AM
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Re: Yum broken, linva gone, wont install dependencies

Moved to EOL (End Of Life) Versions.

Unless you want to spend a lot of time fiddling with repository settings yum just isn't going to work for these older releases.
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Old 9th August 2011, 01:09 PM
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Re: Yum broken, linva gone, wont install dependencies

Quote:
Originally Posted by bugswontgo

conclusion: Yum is a real bummer and fatally kills itself, then there is no documentation or available fixes
I mean this in the kindest possible way... That is positively the most ridiculous (and predictably humanoid) conclusion that you could have concocted from your botched experiment with an ancient version of Fedora (and one of the worst, IMO) whose final packages have been archived for a long time.

You posted everything but the important things (IMO)... the contents of your .repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d. Those are where you need to work. Those are what yum uses to find the files you want and to do your bidding. As installed from the Fedora 9 disk, the .repo files are misconfigured because the repository files have since been moved.

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Linva the repo center appears to be down?
RPM Fusion long ago took over the maintenance of Livna's packages except for a single solitary package that hasn't been updated in years and is readily available from other places. It's libdvdcss. I just install it from my own collection of files and don't bother with installing the Livna repo any more.
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Old 10th August 2011, 08:49 AM
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Re: Yum broken, linva gone, wont install dependencies

Needed or not there is clearly a problem with livna. Trying "yum update" gives me:

HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden : http://rpm.livna.org/mirrorlist

So I disabled the repo. The last few days it has had to try several mirrors before successfully updating, but now the mirror list is dead something is clearly very wrong.
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Old 10th August 2011, 09:44 AM
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Re: Yum broken, linva gone, wont install dependencies

sudo yum update --disablerepo=linva

Would ignore linva while its currently down.
For some basic commands about yum, just enter yum without commands

Linva usualy does a server update/reboot whatsoever, somewhen in the night.
This night it was starting at midnight (CET+1) until ??.
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