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YUM - view progress / Verbose option

Hi Guys,

We run YUM 2.4.3 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4.

I need to determine if YUM is able to make a connection to the redhat.com servers.

I've tried the following:

      yum -d 10 install screen
      Yum Version: 2.4.3
      COMMAND: yum -d 10
      Installroot: /
      Ext Commands:
      Setting up Install Process
      Setting up repositories

      Exiting on user cancel

But it just sits until I press Ctrl+C.

I've also tried to do:    yum check-update

But it seems to do nothing, until I press Ctrl+C to exit.

Is there a way to do a connectivity check to determine whether it's a network or firewall related problem?

      installonlypkgs=kernel kernel-smp kernel-devel kernel-smp-devel kernel-largesmp kernel-largesmp-devel kernel-hugemem kernel-hugemem-devel

Thank you.
3 Solutions
you can try tcpdump -n -i eth0

(assuming eth0 is your interface connecting to the internet )

btw, does your internet traffic from this server need to pass through a proxy ? if so.. you may need to export the http_proxy variable for yum to work.

First, did you try #yum clean all     ?
Deepak KosarajuDevOps EngineerCommented:
Make sure your yum repository is setup correctly, is your version of Redhat registered copy to get updates from Redhat repository. If its not registered version of Redhat setup 3rd party repository as mentioned in the following URL.

B2. How to configure to use RPMforge ?
It's very easy. Just install the latest rpmforge-release package for your distribution and architecture.

This will automatically install the configuration and GPG keys that are for safely installing RPMforge packages.

Please select the correct command from the following list:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 / i386:
rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el4/en/i386/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 / x86_64:
rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el4/en/x86_64/rpmforge/RPMS/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el4.rf.x86_64.rpm
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