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Dark_Stang
23rd July 2006, 05:10 AM
So somewhere in the process of getting my wireless card working, I must have messed up yum. It was working last night. From last night to today I've gone back from the 2.6.17 kernel to the 2.6.16 kernel. Got the card working with ndiswrapper.

Each time I try to run it from the gui I get this message.
"Unable to retrieve software information. This could be caused by not having a network connection available."

Each time I try to run it in terminal it just sends back errors.

I think yum quit working after I removed the 2.6.17 kernel and went to the 2.6.16 kernel. Is there any way for me to bring it back? Do I need to alter a few config files or is there a way to re-install yum?

marko
23rd July 2006, 05:20 AM
Do other net apps not work, can you use firefox to view web sites when
this error is happening?

Also try running yum from the command line as root user
(like start Terminal, Konsole, or an xterm to use the command line)


$> su -
Password: (root password)
# yum check-update

does that fail the same way?

Mark

Dark_Stang
23rd July 2006, 05:30 AM
It fails while in root in terminal as well.

Yeah, everything else works fine. I was running fedora about half an hour ago and firefox was running fine. On ubuntu at the moment.

marko
23rd July 2006, 06:26 AM
Each time I try to run it from the gui I get this message.
"Unable to retrieve software information. This could be caused by not having a network connection available."


When you say that about running from the gui, what do you mean?

Are you actually running yumex? That would be under
System->Yum Extender
in KDE

Mark

Dark_Stang
23rd July 2006, 06:34 AM
Using any graphical user interface with it. Wether double clicking on an rpm file, trying to update with system > updates, or clicking on the "Add/Remove Programs" bar. Pretty much anything that runs yum outside of terminal.

marko
23rd July 2006, 07:35 AM
I think what you really were running was the "pup" software update tool,
that runs if you use system -> software updater

or "pirut" which is what the system -> "add /remove software"
does. Still doesn't explain anything though. So all three of these
update tools are acting badly...

Dark_Stang
23rd July 2006, 08:01 AM
I thought they were all just front ends for yum...?

tomcat
23rd July 2006, 12:02 PM
Yes, pup is a frontend to yum, but it is new and might stop functioning while yum still works from the command line.

Dark_Stang
23rd July 2006, 05:08 PM
Here is the entire output from yum through terminal. Looks like it's just a bunch of 404s. Did livna mess it up?


[root@localhost ~]# yum install amsn
Repository livna is listed more than once in the configuration
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
livna [1/4]
http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/5/i386/RPMS.lvn/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 345
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 16:05:03 GMT
Server: lighttpd/1.4.11
Trying other mirror.
http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/livna/fedora/5/i386/RPMS.lvn/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 16:05:04 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)
Content-Length: 388
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Trying other mirror.
http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/rpm.livna.org/fedora/5/i386/RPMS.lvn/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 16:05:04 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.0 (Fedora)
Vary: accept-language,accept-charset
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Connection: close
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Language: en
Trying other mirror.
http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/5/i386/RPMS.lvn/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2006 15:54:16 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.52 (CentOS)
Content-Length: 319
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Trying other mirror.
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: livna
failure: repodata/repomd.xml from livna: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from livna: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
[root@localhost ~]#

Dark_Stang
23rd July 2006, 07:23 PM
Okay, so I uninstalled and re-installed yum with rpm and it looks like it's working now. I guess I tweeked a file when I was trying to set up my wireless card and it quit working. Thanks for the help.