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Re: Yum issues..



> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 08:21:43 +0200
> From: Michael Schwendt <mschwendt gmail com>
> Subject: Re: Yum issues..
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Message-ID: <20090404082143 640936e3 faldor intranet>
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> On Fri, 3 Apr 2009 15:26:00 -0700 (PDT), dcooke efn org wrote:
>
>
>> [root boatbuyer images]# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo
>> [fedora]
>> name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch failovermethod=priority
>> baseurl=ftp://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releas
>> es/10/Fedora/i386/os/Packages/fedora-release-*noarch.rpm
>> #baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/rele
>> ases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
>>
>
> In above baseurl you did something that won't work. The baseurl=
> parameter must point to a location, which contains a "repodata"
> directory. Yum expects to find the repository metadata files in
> there and appends repodata/repomd.xml to the baseurl path prior to
> trying to download the repository index file.

Yes, repomd.xml was giving an error.

Do you have a reliable baseurl or the contents of a sample file?

>
> For Yum-based distribution upgrades (e.g. from FC5 to F10) you
> need to adjust all relevant baseurl parameters to point to valid
> locations for the target distribution. Typically one upgrades the
> "fedora-release"
> manually, so one can keep pristine repository definition files and
> rely on the $releasever variable to expand to "10" automatically.
>
>
Thank you for pointing this out. Pristine sounds like a file that
works.

Each piece of information I relish. Get enough pieces, wa-lah, it's
all together...and yum is working again.

David


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