Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base


when I do yum
I get this error
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base

I am using a vps where centos 5 is installed

could this be because I am not given enough privileges as a vps user

and I should ask my hosting company
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acl-puzzCommented:
Hi

it looks the the baseurl which has been put in  /etc/yum.repos.d/Centos-Base.repo file is not working you can install EPEL repository which works great simply issue this command

rpm -ivh  http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-3.noarch.rpm

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nabeelmoiduCommented:
replace the mirror url with something direct..it works most of the time
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nabeelmoiduCommented:
in the yum repo file
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rgb192Author Commented:
thanks
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