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Old 2nd April 2012, 07:51 PM
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Re: Fedora 16 : Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml

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ok. Can you do:

URLGRABBER_DEBUG=1 yum update

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I found the issue using your command. It was a problem with my ca-bundle which I had been ummm playing with.

Thank You nirik!
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Old 3rd April 2012, 10:17 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 : Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml

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Hehe, got it working. you may have to disable (comment it out) mirrorlist and enable baseurl (remove the comment) an change the baseurl to youtr nearest mirror.

and if you are using a proxy server add the following line to yum.conf

proxy=http://proxy_address: portnumber
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Old 4th April 2012, 08:19 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 : Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml

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Hehe, got it working. you may have to disable (comment it out) mirrorlist and enable baseurl (remove the comment) an change the baseurl to youtr nearest mirror.
and if you are using a proxy server , add the following line to yum.conf

proxy=http://proxy_address: port number
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Old 24th April 2012, 07:28 AM
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Re: Fedora 16 : Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml

HI Can anyone tell me exaclty which file I have to edit so as to get rid of the error and how do I have to edit.

Thanks,
Ajit
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Old 24th April 2012, 05:26 PM
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Re: Fedora 16 : Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml

Same problem here, with a freshly installed fedora-16 (kde spin). It worked a wee ago.

Seems to be some temporary problem with the servers?

If I try with a dummy repository, doing a wget (stupid vBulletin prohibits me posting urls)
at 'mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=xxx&arch=i386' I get an expected response:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<metalink ...>
<!--
# repo = xxx arch = i386 error: invalid repo or arch
# following repositories are available:
# repo=core-2, arch=i386
 ...
# repo=fedora-15, arch=sparc64
# repo=fedora-15, arch=x86_64
# repo=fedora-16, arch=i386
# repo=fedora-16, arch=ppc
# repo=fedora-16, arch=ppc64
...
-->
</metalink>
But when I (or yum) request the (listed) repository, at 'mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-16&arch=i386'

I get:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<metalink ...>
<!--
# Bad Request
-->
</metalink>
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Old 24th April 2012, 05:35 PM
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Re: Fedora 16 : Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml

I am having the same issue, I'm able to browse the mirrors manually and find the repomd file
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Old 20th May 2012, 02:48 PM
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Re: Fedora 16 : Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml

Hello Guys,
to fix your problem you need to edit two of your repository files: /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo
and /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo.

Now un-comment all the lines that start with the term baseurl and place a comment before all lines that start with mirrorlist.

This should be done for both the above files.

and enjoy updating.

Last edited by skuli434; 20th May 2012 at 02:49 PM. Reason: need to mark it as solved
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Old 20th May 2012, 05:32 PM
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Re: Fedora 16 : Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml

I wouldn't call that a 'fix'... a workaround at best.

The problem with that is that if your single mirror you point to in baseurl is down or unreachable, you are out of luck. If that mirror is slow or distant via the net you get very slow downloads. If that mirror is out of date you miss updates.

It's much better, IMHO to fix the mirrorlists. Then you get a list of mirrors that are geographically or network close to you. Out of date mirrors are not offered and things are in general much better.
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