Problem in F7 with the first "yum update" after installation

Tony Nelson tonynelson at
Sun Jun 3 19:24:49 UTC 2007

At 2:41 AM -0800 6/3/07, Raymond C. Rodgers wrote:
>Joachim Backes wrote:
>> Updated my FC6 / x86_64 by the new F7 DVD. And after this, I wanted to
>> run the first "yum update", but it failed:
>> yum update
>> Loading "installonlyn" plugin
>> Setting up Update Process
>> Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: updates
>> Can somebody help?
>I ran into this same problem when I upgraded from FC6 to F7. Initially I
>thought it was heavy traffic to the yum servers, but I decided to watch
>the transaction in Wireshark just to be sure... What you'll probably see
>is that yum is reporting your system as fedora-6 instead of 7, and that
>this is causing an error... I was unable to solve this by tinkering, and
>decided to do a clean install since I didn't have much data on the
>machine anyway. I hope you have better luck than I did.

The release number comes from the version of the package named in
distroverpkg in /etc/yum.conf, normally redhat-release, but any package
with the desired version number will do.
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