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Re: Adding packages via yum



On Sat, 2004-05-01 at 18:31, Michael Stenner wrote:
> On Sat, May 01, 2004 at 04:49:08PM -0400, Trey Sizemore wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 09:05, Wayne Steenburg wrote:
> > Well, I've been using the yum.conf I've posted earlier in the thread,
> > and I'm still getting 'retrygrab() failed for:' messages on all my
> > mirrors.  Someone have a yum.conf that's working for them that I could
> > try?
> 
> A couple of notes:
> 
> 1) Providing the end of the error (where it says specifically what
>    went wrong) is more illuminating than saying "getting 'retrygrab()
>    failed for' messages".  Now, you posted the entire error in the
>    original message, so I'm not chastising you... just offering
>    general advice to the community :)

As you mentioned, posted earlier in the thread.  
> 
> 2) Adding a baseurl is not (and should not be perceived to be)
>    mysterious.  The baseurl is simply the location where "headers/"
>    lives.  So, when I see this:

<SNIP>

I didn't say adding a baseurl WAS mysterious.

> 
>    My point is this: If you want to use a given mirror but they've
>    changed their filesystem layout, or someone gave you a bad baseurl,
>    you need only find the place where the headers/ dir lives.  You can
>    usually do this in about 60 seconds with your favorite browser.
> 
>    I almost NEVER bother looking for a yum.conf snippet or documented
>    baseurl.  I find it much faster to simply browse the repo looking
>    for the headers dir.
> 
> I hope this is useful.

Actually, I had asked for known good mirrors so...:-)

I think you had good intentions, though.

-- 
Cheers,
Trey
---

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No circle so perfect but that it has a blur.
I would change things for you if I could;
As I can't, you must take them as they are.
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