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  1. #1
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    su -c 'yum update' gives errors

    Hi. I'm very new at this. Have read the FAQ's and Docs and seem to have this common problem stopping anything working except web browsing.
    When I try this:
    su -c 'yum update'

    I get this:
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up Update Process
    Setting up repositories
    dries [1/7]
    http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries....ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (97, 'Address family not supported by protocol')>
    Trying other mirror.
    Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: dries
    failure: repodata/repomd.xml from dries: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
    Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from dries: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

    This happens all the time.
    Help, in very elementary terms please?

  2. #2
    Effie04 Guest
    try to clean up the yum

    yum clean cache will clear the repository cache
    yum clean all - will clean package in cache , and header files

    if dont know about it - install yumex - its a nice and easy gui frontend for yum

  3. #3
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    Hi. Thank you for your reply. I tried to clean up yum. If I'm interpreting things correctly, yum clean cache did nothing but yum clean all removed 2 metadata files. Full terminal text below. Unfortunately this did not fix the problem because when I tried to install yumex (which is about item 5 on my list of things I want to install if only I could), I get the same sort of errors.
    I have tried reinstallation (from a PC world DVD) which didnt seem to do much.
    Any suggestions?

    yum clean cache
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Cleaning up pickled cache
    0 cache files removed
    [root@localhost ~]# yum clean all
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Cleaning up Everything
    0 headers removed
    0 packages removed
    2 metadata files removed
    0 cache files removed
    0 cache files removed
    [root@localhost ~]# yum install yumex
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    dries [1/7]
    http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries....ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (97, 'Address family not supported by protocol')>
    Trying other mirror.
    Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: dries
    failure: repodata/repomd.xml from dries: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
    Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from dries: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
    [root@localhost ~]#

  4. #4
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    Disable the dries repo using --disablerepo=dries and try again.
    Best regards,
    Jim Bannon
    (Registered Linux User #405603 :) )

  5. #5
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    if you click on the actual URL, you'll find
    Not Found

    The requested URL /packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora/linux/5/i386/dries/RPMS/repodata/repomd.xml: was not found on this server.
    So, try
    Code:
    yum --disablerepo=dries install yumex
    , Then you'll need to find out what's wron with your dries repo. Maybe dries is/was down maybe you got a bad repo.
    You might need to reinstall dries.repo. Try the --disable first.

    EDIT: Too slow again

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