Fedora :: Baseurl Entry In Repo File ?

Jul 1, 2010

The main Fedora repo file has this entry: baseurl=[url]

I want to know about the "$xxx" dollar sign bits - $releasever $basearch

I know from browsing there and certain mirrors that they contain directories for 13, 12, 11. So does that mean the file entry is just a "general" line but the version installation of yum _knows_ it should put 13 against those 2 entries?

IOW, does the background python script or binary expect to see that actual use of the dollar sign parts in the repo file?

I tried to make a new entry baseurl with a known mirror, making appropriate changes for its directory structure _and_ using the $xxx bits but on trying it out got errors usually about "repond.xml" and/or "gpg-keys".

I omitted them next just using the actual letters - .../releases/13/Everything/i386/os/

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Fedora Servers :: Error: Cannot Find A Valid Baseurl For Repo: Base

May 1, 2011

I have a VPS with Fedora 13 32 bits.

[root@mbr ~]# cat /etc/fedora-release
Fedora release 13 (Goddard)
[root@mbr ~]# yum install cyrus-sasl-md5

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Repository updates is listed more than once in the configuration Determining fastest mirrors YumRepo Error: All mirror URLs are not using ftp, http[s] or file. Eg. 13 is not a valid release or hasnt been released yet/ removing mirrorlist with no valid mirrors: /var/cache/yum/i386/13/base/mirrorlist.txt Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base

I tried

# yum clean all
# yum list

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Dec 31, 2009

I keep getting the following error when trying to install anything:

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[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
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So this tells me the servers are down however if i put the link in FF I don't get 404.I am installing on a new box and I can't get the stuff I need.

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Mar 3, 2010

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Jan 3, 2010

I recently did my first installation of centos on a vm. I tried playing around for a while but when I tried doing an update it says Determining fastest mirrors for a while then gave me Could not retrieve mirrorlist [url]

Error was
[1] 13506
[2] 13507

Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo:addons

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Apr 18, 2011

When trying to run 'yum update' or 'yum install' i get the following message:


# yum update
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, kmod
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
YumRepo Error: All mirror URLs are not using ftp, http[s] or file.


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Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://apt.sw.be/dries/fedora/fc4/mirrors-rpmforge error was
[Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
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May 12, 2011

I have a server running centos 5 located in a datacenter. I am setting it up as a web server but haven't bothered to move the domain from my current registrar to the server as there are a lot of things I need to get done before that. I am having a problem where I couldn't install httpd. So i tried some of the basic fixes i knew as far as yum clean all and checking that my /etc/resolv.conf was ok. I have the two nameservers I am using listed there but I have no hostname set because I simply dont have the domain transferred or anything like that yet. Is that the reason I am having these issues. I installed the system with a network install fine about a month ago so im not sure why I am having problems now.When i try to ping centos.org I get an unknown host www.centos.org error. I tried changing the resolv.conf to have localhost as the hostname and I still have the same issues. I havent made any changes to anything that would potentially cause this.

My etc/resolv.conf looks like this:
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nameserver 12.34.566.8

Also it seems the problem may have got worse after yum clean-all because before that when I would try 'yum install httpd' it would show the files and filesizes and ask to install, when I would select yes It would give an error showing it could not find the fastestmirror. Now it doesn't give any file size or files or an option to approve the install. It just responds with an error saying it could not retrieve mirrorlist
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Mar 26, 2011

i'm attempting to know and understand fedora more and i will spend probably the next month pouring through all the forums and documents to answer more of my own questions. but there's quite a bit here, so i'd thought i'd ask some noob questions to get me started a little.

ive installed fedora 14 64bit and chosen only kde as the desktop. i selected an extra 2 repos besides the default, fedora 14 -x86_64 and fedora 14-x86_64 -updates. i believe this kernel is installed:

1. i can only see the 2 extra repo's as being "checked" in kpackagekit, shouldn't i see the default repo also ?

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3. is kpackagekit the fedora gui package manager ? i dont see any others.

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Oct 4, 2010

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Oct 4, 2010

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