'yum update' yields an error on Fedora Core 6

Julian Yap julianokyap at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 18:04:45 UTC 2007

mirros.fedoraproject.org is really a SPOF for yum and therefore Fedora
as an OS.  This is the 2nd time I've found an issue in the past couple
of months.

Some monitoring really needs to be in place because it can't afford to
have any downtime.

Errors below.

- Julian

>From the command line:

$ sudo yum -y update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
Could not retrieve mirrorlist
error was
[Errno 14] HTTP Error 502: Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:59:15 GMT
Content-Length: 508
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core

When browsing on the web:

Proxy Error

The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request GET /mirrorlist.

Reason: DNS lookup failure for: app4.fedora.phx.redhat.com

Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) Server at mirrors.fedoraproject.org Port 80

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