[K12OSN] yum not working - repomd.xml missing - K12LTSP-4.2.0-beta4

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Fri Dec 3 18:23:17 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-01 at 17:14 -0500, Jesse McDonnell wrote:
> I got the following error message when trying to update with yum.
> Looks like ~/repodata/repomd.xml is missing. 
> [root at dempseysden ~]# yum update
> Repository updates-released already added, not adding again
> Repository base already added, not adding again
> Repository k12ltsp already added, not adding again
> Setting up Update Process
> Setting up Repo:  k12ltsp
> ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/yum/fedora/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: [Errno ftp error] 550 repodata: No such file or directory
> Trying other mirror.
> Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: k12ltsp
> failure: repodata/repomd.xml from k12ltsp: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

Is this a box that was upgraded from K12LTSP 4.0 to 4.2?

Repomd.xml is used by yum 2.0, which is only included in
K12LTSP 4.2. ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/yum/fedora is
a K12LTSP 4.0 repository.

It should be:  ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/yum/fc3/

Off the top of my head, the only way I can think for this
to happen is if you installed K12LTSP 4.0, customized
/etc/yum.conf, and then upgraded to K12LTSP 4.2. It this
is correct, either edit /etc/yum.conf & remove the 
repositories you don't need (they are now in /etc/yum.repo.d)
or copy /etc/yum.conf.rpmsave to /etc/yum.conf.

> A related question: I've been using yum for updating and
> installing new packages and really like how easy it makes
> the process. If  I use apt-get to update my system can I
> switch back to using yum seamlessly? 

Yes. you can mix-and-match between yum, up2date, and apt.

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