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Old 24th June 2009, 11:30 PM
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YUM no longer works

I have been having this problem for two weeks now. I recently upgraded to Fedora 11, and when I upgraded yum worked no problems. I was able to perform updates and installs via yum without problems. About two weeks ago yum just stopped working.

I have reviewed (some might say hijacked) threads here, and tried what was suggested and to no avail I continue to receive an error either when the package list is attempting to update itself, or when I try to run yum update

Here is the error I receive when running yum listrepo all
Code:
[root@localhost /]# yum repolist all
Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade, refresh-packagekit
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/mirrorlist-poptop-stable-fc11 error was
[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: poptop-stable. Please verify its path and try again

I have tried to refresh the repo list, and this is the error that I get
Code:
[root@localhost /]# rm -f /etc/yum.repos.d/*poptop*repo
[root@localhost /]# yum clean all
Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade, refresh-packagekit
Cleaning up Everything
[root@localhost /]# yum update
Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade, refresh-packagekit
adobe-linux-i386                                                                                              |  951 B     00:00     
adobe-linux-i386/primary                                                                                      |  11 kB     00:00     
adobe-linux-i386                                                                                                               17/17
fedora/metalink                                                                                               |  14 kB     00:05     
fedora                                                                                                        | 3.8 kB     00:00     
fedora/primary_db                                                                                             | 8.4 MB     09:25     
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://rpm.livna.org/mirrorlist error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error [Errno -3] Temporary failure in name resolution>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: livna. Please verify its path and try again
when the repository attempts to update itself, I receive a different set of errors
Code:
raceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py", line 2059, in get_distro_upgrades
    pkgs = self.yumbase.pkgSack.returnNewestByName(name='preupgrade')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 649, in <lambda>
    pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 491, in _getSacks
    self.repos.populateSack(which=repos)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 260, in populateSack
    sack.populate(repo, mdtype, callback, cacheonly)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 162, in populate
    if self._check_db_version(repo, mydbtype):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 220, in _check_db_version
    return repo._check_db_version(mdtype)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1178, in _check_db_version
    repoXML = self.repoXML
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1342, in <lambda>
    repoXML = property(fget=lambda self: self._getRepoXML(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1338, in _getRepoXML
    raise Errors.RepoError, msg
RepoError: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: poptop-stable. Please verify its path and try again
if there is anyone that can help, it would be much appreciated if for nothing else to stop the interal system error occured messages.
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Old 25th June 2009, 12:56 AM
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Try this.
Code:
su -c 'gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo'
Change the line near the top that reads enabled=1 to enabled=0. Save and exit. Next,
Code:
su -c 'gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/poptop.repo'
Change the line near the top that reads enabled=1 to enabled=0. Save and exit. Next,
Code:
su -c 'yum clean all'
Next
Code:
yum repolist
Please post the output of the last command. One more thing. Please post the output of the command
Code:
ls /etc/yum.repos.d
Thank you.
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Old 25th June 2009, 11:17 AM
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I will try that when I get home from work
thanks for the help
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Old 25th June 2009, 10:25 PM
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I tried the steps outlined by glennzo, here are the results

livna.repo - I made this change
poptop.repo - I do not have this repo in etc/yumrepos.d/
I did how ever make this change to the pptp.repos file

yum clear all - worked
yum repolist - After downloading the repos I was returned
Code:
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/mirrorlist-poptop-stable-fc11 error was
[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: poptop-stable. Please verify its path and try again
Here is the contents of yum.repos.d
Code:
adobe-linux-i386.repo        pptp.repo
fedora-rawhide.repo          rpmfusion-free-rawhide.repo
fedora.repo                  rpmfusion-free.repo
fedora-updates.repo          rpmfusion-free-updates.repo
fedora-updates-testing.repo  rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo
livna.repo
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Old 26th June 2009, 10:01 AM
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Disable the adobe-linux repo and try again.
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Old 26th June 2009, 11:43 AM
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I disabled adobe-linux.repo (enable = 0)
Followed the steps yum clean all, then yum repolist, after the downloads completed I received the same erroras before
Code:
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/mirrorlist-poptop-stable-fc11 error was
[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: poptop-stable. Please verify its path and try again
I have gone to the directory that is listed within fedora.repo
https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
I am sent to a webpage that begins with. I am unable to post the entire list of available repos
Code:
# repo = fedora-$releasever arch = $basearch error: invalid repo or arch
# following repositories are available:
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Old 26th June 2009, 11:59 AM
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Could you open a terminal and type
Code:
su -c 'cat /etc/yum.repos.d/adobe-linux-i386.repo'
and post the text here please? Also, do the same for the pptp repo
Code:
su -c 'cat /etc/yum.repos.d/pptp.repo'
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Old 26th June 2009, 09:13 PM
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Here is the information you requested for adobe-i386.repo
Code:
[adobe-linux-i386]
name=Adobe Systems Incorporated
baseurl=http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/i386/
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
Here is the information for pptp.repo
Code:
[pptp-stable]
name=PPTP Client stable repository for Fedora Core $releasever ($basearch)
#baseurl=http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/fc$releasever/$basearch
mirrorlist=http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/mirrorlist-pptp-stable-fc$releasever
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-PPTP

[pptp-beta]
name=PPTP Client beta repository for Fedora Core $releasever ($basearch)
#baseurl=http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/yum/beta/fc$releasever/$basearch
mirrorlist=http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/yum/beta/mirrorlist-pptp-beta-fc$releasever
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-PPTP

[poptop-stable]
name=PoPToP stable repository for Fedora Core $releasever ($basearch)
#baseurl=http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/fc$releasever/$basearch
mirrorlist=http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/mirrorlist-poptop-stable-fc$releasever
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-PPTP

[poptop-beta]
name=PoPToP beta repository for Fedora Core $releasever ($basearch)
#baseurl=http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/beta/fc$releasever/$basearch
mirrorlist=http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/beta/mirrorlist-poptop-beta-fc$releasever
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-PPTP
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Old 26th June 2009, 11:00 PM
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in pptp.repo, change all the enabled=1 to enabled=0 (thought you said you already did this in a previous post).
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Old 26th June 2009, 11:24 PM
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Change enabled=1 to enabled=0 in that pptp repo and retry. First instance only.
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Old 27th June 2009, 12:33 AM
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I have made the requested changes, I cant believe I missed the first enable variable,
Code:
[pptp-stable]
name=PPTP Client stable repository for Fedora Core $releasever ($basearch)
#baseurl=http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/fc$releasever/$basearch
mirrorlist=http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/mirrorlist-pptp-stable-fc$releasever
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-PPTP

[pptp-beta]
name=PPTP Client beta repository for Fedora Core $releasever ($basearch)
#baseurl=http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/yum/beta/fc$releasever/$basearch
mirrorlist=http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/yum/beta/mirrorlist-pptp-beta-fc$releasever
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-PPTP

[poptop-stable]
name=PoPToP stable repository for Fedora Core $releasever ($basearch)
#baseurl=http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/fc$releasever/$basearch
mirrorlist=http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/mirrorlist-poptop-stable-fc$releasever
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-PPTP

[poptop-beta]
name=PoPToP beta repository for Fedora Core $releasever ($basearch)
#baseurl=http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/beta/fc$releasever/$basearch
mirrorlist=http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/beta/mirrorlist-poptop-beta-fc$releasever
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-PPTP

[root@localhost yum.repos.d]#
After making the changes, I re-ran the clear all and then the repo list, I was returned the same message
Code:
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://poptop.sourceforge.net/yum/stable/mirrorlist-poptop-stable-fc11 error was
[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: poptop-stable. Please verify its path and try again
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Old 27th June 2009, 12:44 AM
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A quick check indicates that this 'poptop' repo does not exist (yet) for F11. And based on the above output, you may as well disable poptop-stable as well - all the repos in that file.

However...
Paul Howarth runs city-fan.org repo, and it looks like you can get the F11 builds of the same stuff there: http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/yum-repo/

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Old 27th June 2009, 12:09 PM
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Hlinger,
What and where should I add as the base url? Should I just enter
baseurl=http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/yum-repo/
or should the baseurl be
baseurl=http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/yum-repo/fc11/i386/

Should I add this to the pptp section or the pop-top section, and I am assuming under the stable section

Thanks for everyones help on this

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I have added the url http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/yum-repo/fc11/i386/ under pptp - stable as the base url
This was the output from running yum repolist
Code:
Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade, refresh-packagekit
fedora/metalink                                          |  15 kB     00:00     
fedora                                                   | 3.8 kB     00:00     
fedora/primary_db                                        | 8.4 MB     06:11     
rpmfusion-free                                           | 3.3 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free/primary_db                                | 276 kB     00:05     
rpmfusion-free-updates                                   | 3.8 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates/primary_db                        |  78 kB     00:01     
updates/metalink                                         | 7.7 kB     00:00     
updates                                                  | 4.4 kB     00:00     
updates/primary_db                                       | 1.7 MB     00:57     
repo id                repo name                                 status
fedora                 Fedora 11 - i386                          enabled: 13,289
rpmfusion-free         RPM Fusion for Fedora 11 - Free           enabled:    377
rpmfusion-free-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 11 - Free - Updates enabled:    110
updates                Fedora 11 - i386 - Updates                enabled:  2,355
repolist: 16,131
here is the ls for that dictory
Code:
adobe-linux-i386.repo        pptp.repo
fedora-rawhide.repo          rpmfusion-free-rawhide.repo
fedora.repo                  rpmfusion-free.repo
fedora-updates.repo          rpmfusion-free-updates.repo
fedora-updates-testing.repo  rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo
livna.repo

Last edited by wvugrad00; 27th June 2009 at 12:23 PM. Reason: Update
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Old 27th June 2009, 03:43 PM
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You should not have done any of that - you should have installed the city-fan.org repo release RPM that matches your Fedora release - after you get YUM up and running normally:
Quote:
Originally Posted by http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/yum-repo/
Users of Fedora Core 3 or later versions can install the city-fan.org-release RPM to configure their yum to use packages from this repository:
# rpm -Uvh http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/...c11.noarch.rpm
I switched '1-6.fc3' to '1-8.fc11', since that's what I see on the page.

Recommend that you run a general system software update first, to make sure the other roadblocks are fixed and YUM is working normally, then install as above, then check updates again.

However, on closer review, I don't see the pptp-config RPM in the city-fan.org repo. You may have to wait for that one, and hope that the (still installed?) F10 RPM keeps working.

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Old 27th June 2009, 11:56 PM
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ok I commented out that section within pptp.repo, I also installed YUM presto as outlined in the fedora 11 guide

I ran yum update but the size of the update is going to make me wait till Monday when I can bring my laptop to work to update the system

Once I do that and ensure YUM operates correctly then I will try to install the RPM file
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