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Re: Yum



On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 21:51 +0000, Darren Foster wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 22:08 +0200, Stuart wrote:
> > > How do i tell if the fedora-release package is installed? is that the
> > > gui for add/remove programs. If it is when i try and look at that i get
> > > "unable to retrieve software information. This may be cause by not
> > > having a network connection" i am connected to a network though?
> > 
> > No worries, we all start somewhere :-)
> > 
> > File and directory structures are (I'm doing this by memory, so some
> > path names might not be exactly correct :-)
> > 
> > /var/cache/yum/   <--- YUM base directory say, so we'll put:
> > 
> > $base_dir = /var/cache/yum
> >/var/cache/yum/updates-released/[temporary files, recognised by _some_
> > files having .XML extensions]
> > /var/cache/yum/updates-released/headers/[header files, recognised by
> > _all_ files having .HDR extensions]
> > /var/cache/yum/updates-released/packages/[RPM install files,
> > recognised by _all_ files having .RPM extensions]
> 
> None of the above exist on my machine, how do i rectify this, assuming
> your memory is correct that is.
> 
> On the other hand the following are here but empty...
> 
> /var/cache/yum/core/headers
> /var/cache/yum/core/packages
> /var/cache/yum/extras/headers
> /var/cache/yum/extras/packages
> /var/cache/yum/livna/headers
> /var/cache/yum/livna/packages
> /var/cache/yum/updates/headers
> /var/cache/yum/updates/packages
> 
> being cache folders I'm assuming its OK to be empty? or is it bad?
> 
> Arrrghhhhh. Help!!!
> 
> Despite all the problems I'm actually finding this quite refreshing
> compared to using windows.
> 
> Also this is giving me a great insight into how it all works.
----
maybe you don't have fedora installed...

try this, what is output of?

cat /etc/*release

Craig


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