Network guru help sought please

Simon Andrews simon.andrews at
Fri Jul 10 10:23:00 UTC 2009

Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I'm continuing to have problems with mirrorlist in yum.
> If I leave the 2 lines in /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo
> ----------------------------------------
> #baseurl=$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
> mirrorlist=$releasever&arch=$basearch
> ----------------------------------------
> as is, and run "sudo yum update" then I get the error
> ----------------------------------------
> Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: 
> fedora. Please verify its path and try again
> ----------------------------------------
> If I comment in the first line, and comment out the second, 
> then "sudo yum update" works fine.

I'll bet its:

Change the mirrorlist URL to http (rather than https) and see if it all 
starts working.


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