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Thread: problem doing software updates using yum command, pls help

  1. #1

    problem doing software updates using yum command, pls help


    im unable to do software updates for my fc5 linux. this is the error i get. please help me

    [root@localhost ~]# yum install flash-plugin
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    livna [1/7]
    livna 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
    flash [2/7]
    flash 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
    core [3/7]
    core 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
    jpackage-fedora [4/7]
    jpackage-fedora 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
    updates [5/7]
    updates 100% |=========================| 1.2 kB 00:00
    jpackage-generic [6/7]
    jpackage-generic 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
    extras [7/7] [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 02:38:52 GMT
    Server: Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)
    Content-Length: 348
    Connection: close
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
    Trying other mirror.
    extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 5.7 kB 00:00
    jpackage-f: ################################################## 25/25
    Added 0 new packages, deleted 0 old in 0.09 seconds
    primary.xml.gz 100% |=========================| 32 kB 00:18 [Errno 4] Socket Error: timed out
    Trying other mirror.

    what shall i do??

    please help me

  2. #2

    when i do a yum command. how do i know from which configuration file its taking the website from which it shud download the files??

    i there any way i can tell yum from which website it shud download.

    is that information stored anywhere in linux??

    also which is the most preferred website from which i can download the updates through yum command


  3. #3
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    Copenhagen, Denmark
    First of, I've had nothing todo with Fedora so this is what a quick search on google came up with.
    From the unofficial fedora FAQ Yums sources are specified through /etc/yum.conf
    Check the last few lines saying
    # PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
    # in /etc/yum.repos.d
    This indicates that the repositories you're using are listed in file.repo located in /etc/yum.repos.d/

    By the way, I did stumble onto this interresting advice
    Don't worry Ma'am. We're university students, - We know what We're doing.
    'Ruiat coelum, fiat voluntas tua.'
    Datalogi - en livsstil; Intet liv, ingen stil.

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    each repo is listed in the directory /etc/yum.repos.d/
    these can be enabled or disabled by setting the enabled flag to '1' - here is an example of an enabled one:
    pbharris@bugs:[~]:cat /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo 
    name=Extra Fedora rpms dries - $releasever - $basearch
    to disable it you can make this value zero also. If it is already disabled and you do not wish to edit the file run this yum --enablerepo=name.repo where name.repo is in directory /etc/yum.repos.d/ .

    If you wish to disable a repo on a repo that is enabled by default run yum --disablerepo=name.repo

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