Installing from RPM

Posted on 2006-10-24
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I'm trying to check if there are any available Apache updates to install on a brand new web server running Fedora 5, but when I enter the following command:
yum check-update httpd
I get the following error:
[root@ren-production ~]# yum check-update httpd
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up repositories
core                                                                 [1/3]
Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core
[root@ren-production ~]#

Question by:horalia
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Author Comment

ID: 17799153
By the way, the box does connect to the Internet.
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ygoutham earned 1000 total points
ID: 17801227
your repos listing in  files in /etc/yum.repos.d/ is not valid or pointing to a repository which is not available any more.

edit the file to see if the url given there is accessible over internet

this is my file


name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Debug
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY
name=Fedora Core $releasever - Source
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

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Author Comment

ID: 17804293
Could this be happening because the fedora web site is down?

Author Comment

ID: 17804762
I just checked the files in yum.repos.d and they all point to the main fedora web page. Is there any other place where I can get the updates or do I have to wait for the site to come back up?

Author Comment

ID: 17805341
I found this solution at a Linux forum site. I followed the instructions detailed below, removed the repos on yum.repos.d (copies them to another file, of course) and I'm now able to run yum without any errors. I wasn't able to Add/Remove Software.

To use CD/DVD as repository

create a .repo file as shown below in /etc/yum.repos.d/
Sample: /etc/yum.repos.d/installcd.repo
name=Fedora Core 5 Installation DVD

# baseurl : give the path where the repodata folder exists on CD
# gpgkey : give path of folder on CD where RPM-GPG-KEY exists

In case no internet connection is available then disable rest of the repos and one should be able to install from CD only.

I'll award the points to ygoutham since his suggestions of checking the repos dawned on me that this was not working with the fedora site being down. Still very much a newbie in this area.......

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