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kc1di
28th May 2007, 10:50 PM
Hi All,
Trying to get the package manager to work in Fedora 7 Test 4 . Get the error message in yum
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/7/Everything/i386/os/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno -1] Error importing repomd.xml for fedora: Damaged repomd.xml file
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: fedora

Any help ? before I blow this away and go back to PCLinuxOS 2007

thanks David

JN4OldSchool
28th May 2007, 10:56 PM
why blow away a test distro? Why not wait a few days and give Fedora the chance it deserves? Seems narrow minded to me, but I have been reading threads like this for days now :(

kc1di
28th May 2007, 11:35 PM
I've got to say JN That Fedora is the only distro I have ever installed even as a Test release where i could not install packages from their repositories. I think that the problem is they must be more worried about a time line and staying on schedule rather than delivering a system that is at least functional. One out to be able to use the package manager and I believe it is resonable to assume that you should be able to install a new program using the Package management system. Even if it is a test release. How am I supposed to be able to help find bugs in a test release , where you can not install the programs you use every day .

Never ever have had this much trouble with Ubuntu or PCLinuxOs or even SuSE (Excepting Suse 10.1)
Just my two cents work ,
Now can anyone help me and tell me why I can't do a package install in Fedora 7 Test 4?
David :)

rjstaaf
28th May 2007, 11:57 PM
Have a little patience, it is 3 days before they release the final version. Is it really life and death urgent to get a test release installed??? I have RC2 of Fedora 7 installed and it would appear the only repository open right now is the development repository. If you go into /etc/yum.repos.d and enable the development repository and disable the others you should be able to get things working.

JN4OldSchool
29th May 2007, 12:00 AM
I dont know, he will probably be happier with PCLOS in all honesty. All depends on what you are looking for. But too many people mistake Fedora for something it's not. And I can promise you that F7 will have some problems at first, they all do. This distro is built to play with, to try the latest technology, to advance Linux in general. Dont look for it to be a debian, you are just going to be disappointed.

kc1di
29th May 2007, 12:00 AM
Hi rjstaaf,

Which one is the Developement Repro? here's what was how the /etc/yum.repos.d looked after the install.
Thanks
David

kc1di
29th May 2007, 12:01 AM
Sorry forgot to put in in the last post

here it is ;
[fedora]
name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

[fedora-debuginfo]
name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - Debug
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/debug/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-debug-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

[fedora-source]
name=Fedora $releasever - Source
baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/source/SRPMS/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-source-$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=0
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

rjstaaf
29th May 2007, 12:04 AM
Do you have a file in /etc/yum.repos.d called fedora-development.repo???

Here is mine...

[development]
name=Fedora - Development
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/development/$basearc
h/os/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=rawhide&arch=$basear
ch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

[development-debuginfo]
name=Fedora - Development - Debug
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/development/$basearc
h/debug/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=rawhide-debug&arch=$
basearch
enabled=0
gpgcheck=0

[development-source]
name=Fedora - Development - Source
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/development/source/S
RPMS/
mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=rawhide-source&arch=
$basearch
enabled=0
gpgcheck=0

You will have to go into the other files in /etc/yum.repos.d and disable them.

Zero-Override
29th May 2007, 12:12 AM
have you tried yum clean all btw? that fixes a lot of problems ;) and then just start yuming like you used to do

kc1di
29th May 2007, 12:25 AM
That helped a lot Thanks, at least have been able to download and install a program I was trying for.
Thank you for your help..
hope they get the rest up and running soon.
David :)

Wayne
29th May 2007, 12:47 AM
What I don't understand is why people install a test release and expect all the repos to be up and running before release date. Test versions are just that, for reporting bugs to the devs so they get fixed. I can only assume another reason for installing a test is because you are a masochist and/or want something to b*tch about.

Wayne

bob
29th May 2007, 01:01 AM
Looks like we could all use a bit of a break here with the Test versions and how people utilize them. I sure don't know what happened in the OP's situation, but there are thousands of people who have it working just fine for the main repos and even some of the 3rd. party development repos.

Kc1di if you actually did nothing to the yum repos and had that problem right from the install on, then this is something that should be filed as a bugzilla: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/

Wayne
29th May 2007, 01:08 AM
Looks like we could all use a bit of a break here with the Test versions and how people utilize them. I sure don't know what happened in the OP's situation, but there are thousands of people who have it working just fine for the main repos and even some of the 3rd. party development repos.

Kc1di if you actually did nothing to the yum repos and had that problem right from the install on, then this is something that should be filed as a bugzilla: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/

What I don't understand is why people install a test release and expect it to work like a GA and then come into the forums asking how to fix things that aren't working instead of reporting them as bugs to the devs.

Personally, I think there should be a ban on posts about test releases.

Wayne

kc1di
29th May 2007, 01:45 AM
Looks like we could all use a bit of a break here with the Test versions and how people utilize them. I sure don't know what happened in the OP's situation, but there are thousands of people who have it working just fine for the main repos and even some of the 3rd. party development repos.

Kc1di if you actually did nothing to the yum repos and had that problem right from the install on, then this is something that should be filed as a bugzilla: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/


Thanks Bob,
and I have filed a Bug report.. that was the way it came. I understand that not every thing works in a test Distro.
But this is supposed to be the last Release candidate before final.. Gee would it be to much to ask that the Repros work out of the box at this late date.

As I said how you supposed to check the thing out a give bug reports if you can't install the programs you use every day. oh well Got it working enough for now. will keep it until the final and make up my mind then.
Cheers!
David
:)

bob
29th May 2007, 01:57 AM
Thanks, David. Unlike PCLOS, where Texstar and the Ripper Gang monitor the Forum, here the developers only look at bugzilla for input (just too many non-related stuff, I guess). Who knows if there's enough time to research it, but at least you did the right thing.

marcrblevins
29th May 2007, 05:14 AM
I pretend to be a newbie, tried to find Fedora 7 download, just trying to track down why newbies ended up downloading Fedora 7 instead of Fedora Core 6.

I bumped into this:
http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist

There is NO wording that beyond Fedora Core 6+ is considered development stage. Someone need to fix that page. Or more newbies will get Fedora 7 that doesn't update by default.