FC6 "Cannot retreive software information"

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Mon Jun 18 15:36:29 UTC 2007

Paul Erickson wrote:
> 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 
> difference?

Do you have the adobe-linux repo configured on this other system?
Trying to browse to the url listed in the errors gives a 404, not
found error.  So I'd say the problem is with that repo.  You can
disable that repo and that should fix the error.

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