Fedora 10 and YUM

Christian Iseli Christian.Iseli at unil.ch
Thu Nov 27 23:37:05 UTC 2008

On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 18:11:50 -0500, Mark Bidewell wrote:
> Downloading Packages:
> http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/i386/flash-plugin-
> [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-2, 'Name or service not known')>
> Trying other mirror.
> Error Downloading Packages:
>   flash-plugin- failure:
> flash-plugin- from adobe-linux-i386:
> [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
> pasting:
> http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/i386/flash-plugin-
> firefox downloads the file without issue.
> Is this a known issue with YUM?

FWIW I have a similar issue which seems to be due to some sort of DNS
lookup problem.  In my case I'd get the 'Name or service not known' for

My /etc/nsswitch.conf file says to use files and dns

The /etc/resolv.conf is setup properly

I tried disabling ipv6 completely but the symptoms stay the same

ping and firefox seem to resolve the addresses correctly, but wget and
ssh do not

The failures occur for only some sites (like linuxdownload.adobe.com
and download1.rpmfusion.org) but do not occur with others
(like download.fedoraproject.org iirc).  The failures consistently
occur for the same sites
Putting the IP addresses in /etc/hosts "works around" the problem

No idea what's going on...


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