yum update gone bad today?

Trever L. Adams tadams-lists at myrealbox.com
Thu Jan 5 20:35:57 UTC 2006

I had this happen on one machine. Make sure you remove all nisplus
entries from any line that is not commented (#) in /etc/nsswitch.conf.
Note, you do not remove the entire line, you just remove nisplus.

I had one computer that had this problem and this is what fixed it. IT
was also very interesting. None of the other machines have nisplus
entries. I do not know why one would get it (that was only occassionally
updated) while another didn't and none of the ones that get updated
nearly every day had the problem.

Trever Adams

On Thu, 2006-01-05 at 13:10 -0500, sean wrote:
> yum has worked for months. It worked yesterday. Now:
>   yum update
> Repository development is listed more than once in the 
> configuration
> Setting up Update Process
> Setting up repositories
> http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/development/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: 
> [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (2, 'No such file or 
> directory')>
> Trying other mirror.
> Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: development
> failure: repodata/repomd.xml from development: [Errno 256] 
> No more mirrors to try.
> Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from development: [Errno 
> 256] No more mirrors to try.
> Tried yum-2.5.0-5 and yum-2.4.1-3. Same result.
>   cat yum.conf
> [main]
> cachedir=/var/cache/yum
> debuglevel=2
> logfile=/var/log/yum.log
> pkgpolicy=newest
> distroverpkg=fedora-release
> tolerant=1
> exactarch=0
> retries=20
> [development]
> name=Fedora Core $releasever - Development Tree
> baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/development/x86_64
> mirrorlist=http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors/fedora-core-rawhide
> enabled=1
> I can pull up 
> http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/development/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml 
> in firefox.
> And it doesn't seem to try the mirrors.
> Something changed about yum configuration I've missed?
> Any  one else seing this?
> sean
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