FC6 "Cannot retreive software information"

Paul Erickson paule at sfu.ca
Mon Jun 18 15:08:34 UTC 2007

For some reason, one of my FC6 boxes is no longer able to "Add/Remove 
software" with Pirut, Pup, or Yum.
With Pirut and Pup, after a few seconds I get the "Cannot retrieve 
software information" error, and if I try
a "Yum -y update" I get the following error.

[root at localhost core]# yum -y update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 
14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:59:48 GMT
Server: Apache
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: adobe-linux

I know the machine is connected to the network, and can browse the 
internet fine. Another FC6 box on the same
network can add/remove update software fine. What might be causing the 

Thanks in advance.

cheers, Paul - VA7NT - email: va7nt at telus.net

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