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Re: Network guru please help: baffled by missing file



On Friday 17 Jul 2009 15:02:30 Didar Hossain wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 5:45 PM, Timothy Murphy<gayleard eircom net> wrote:
> > The mirrorlist entry in my Fedora-11 /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-update.repo
> > reads:
> > mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=updates-releas
> >ed- f$releasever&arch=$basearch
> >
> > As far as I can see, this means that yum is looking for
> > the file metalink at mirrors.fedoraproject.org ?
> >
> > If I try "sudo yum update" I get:
> > -----------------------------------
> > [tim elizabeth ~]$ sudo yum update
> > Loaded plugins: aliases, allowdowngrade, auto-update-debuginfo,
> > basearchonly, changelog, downloadonly, fastestmirror, filter-
> >              : data, keys, list-data, merge-conf,
> > post-transaction-actions, presto, priorities, protect-packages,
> >              : protectbase, refresh-packagekit, refresh-updatesd, remove-
> > with-leaves, rpm-warm-cache, security, show-leaves,
> >              : tsflags, upgrade-helper, verify, versionlock
> > Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
> > Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: updates. Please verify
> > its path and try again
> > -----------------------------------
> > Adding --noplugins does not help:
> > -----------------------------------
> > [tim elizabeth ~]$ sudo yum --noplugins update
> > Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository:
> > updates. Please verify its path and try again
> > -----------------------------------
> >
> > Trying to get the file with wget:
> > -----------------------------------
> > [tim elizabeth ~]$ wget https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink
> > --2009-07-17 13:04:41--  https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink
> > Resolving mirrors.fedoraproject.org... 209.132.176.122
> > Connecting to mirrors.fedoraproject.org|209.132.176.122|:443...
> > connected. ERROR: certificate common name `fedoraproject.org' doesn't
> > match requested host name `mirrors.fedoraproject.org'.
> > To connect to mirrors.fedoraproject.org insecurely, use `--no-check-
> > certificate'.
> > Unable to establish SSL connection.
> > -----------------------------------
> > Adding --no-check-certificate does not seem to help:
> > -----------------------------------
> > [tim elizabeth ~]$ wget --no-check-certificate
> > https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink
> > --2009-07-17 13:06:22--  https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink
> > Resolving mirrors.fedoraproject.org... 209.132.176.122
> > Connecting to mirrors.fedoraproject.org|209.132.176.122|:443...
> > connected. WARNING: certificate common name `fedoraproject.org' doesn't
> > match requested host name `mirrors.fedoraproject.org'.
> > HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
> > 2009-07-17 13:06:23 ERROR 404: Not Found.
> > -----------------------------------
> >
> > When I look at the http traffic on my server with wireshark
> > the file-request seems to be properly sent,
> > but the file is not found.
> >
> > The symptoms seem to me (no http expert) to suggest
> > that there is some condition for seeing this file
> > that my system is not fulfilling.
> >
> > Any and all suggestions gratefully received.
> >
I missed the original post.  Was this during the (extended) last weekend, when 
the updates mirror was down for several days?  I think it was Wednesday (15th) 
before I managed to get my updates.  Yum update is working normally again now.

Anne
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