Yum "Cannot retrieve repository metadata" error

John Nixon john.owen.nixon at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 20:50:10 UTC 2009

I have this problem too.

I believe the problem is in libcurl 7.19.7-8.fc13. If I downgrade to
curl/libcurl 7.19.6-10.fc12 the problem goes away.

If I run from a command line:

$ curl 'https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=rawhide&arch=i386'

I now get:

curl: (7) Failed to connect to 2610:28:200:1::fed0:2: Network is unreachable

despite the fact that IPv6 is disabled. The ifcfg script includes IPV6INIT=no.

$ ifconfig
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0C:29:38:C9:7E
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:fe38:c97e/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:1184 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1487 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:541164 (528.4 KiB)  TX bytes:137185 (133.9 KiB)
          Interrupt:19 Base address:0x10a4

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:2000 (1.9 KiB)  TX bytes:2000 (1.9 KiB)

My understanding is that Scope:Link means that is it can not be used
for internet access.

All other networking appears normal and works okay.

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