[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: [K12OSN] 5.0 EL repos dead/outdated?



On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 16:14 -0400, Vi Thai wrote:
> Thanks, Tim.  Each of my .repo files have "enabled=1".  Just to see if
> it would update from another site I brought my server home.  It's
> currently downloading the updates.  I did nothing different with the
> update process, just opened up the terminal and typed in "yum update"
> and started downloading the headers and is installing without a hitch.
>  The only difference is the site.  I was at school with it gave me an
> error that there were no mirrors to try and at home it's downloading
> the updates just fine.  Our school connects to a school and library
> network that has a firewall.  If anyone knows which firewall port
> should be turned off so that I can call and have them temporarily
> allow the port to be opened, I won't have to drag the other three
> k12ltsp servers home! :)

It's not a port issue as yum works over web port 80. The firewall
probably also has content filtering in place. Many commercial products
I've seen are blocking repository sites and calling them "forum" sites.
Many repo sites also host forums and thus get blocked.
Grr.
You can use a removable drive and mirror a site at home, bring the drive
to the school and have the mount point as a local repo mirror. Clunky
but it works. It will probably work better than getting the mirror list
"approved" as many places don't actually look at the content filters
blocked lists.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Vi
> 
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 3:12 PM, Tim Born <k12osn deltacfax com> wrote:
> > Vi -
> >
> > RPM repositories can be ftp or http (for the most part).  If you have a look
> > at /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo you will see files that control the various
> > repositories available to you.  If the file has 'enabled=1', it is
> > considered.  The actual location of the repository is found in the 'baseurl=
> > ...' line.  That is a direct pointer to a repository.  Larger repos often
> > have mirrors, which are controlled by a mirror list.  This shows up in the
> > *.repo on the 'mirrorlist= ...' line.
> >
> > good luck
> > -tim
> >
> >
> > Vi Thai wrote:
> >
> >> Hello.  I tried this suggestion but it still cannot update.  The error
> >> I am getting is:
> >> Error: failure: 5.2/libgcj-4.1.2-42.el5.i386.rpm from k12ltsp: [Errno
> >> 256] No more mirrors to try.
> >> Someone had suggested a firewall issue and that may be my problem.
> >> Does anyone know which port yum uses to update?  Thanks,
> >>
> >> Vi
> >>
> >> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 5:58 PM, Eric Harrison <eharrison mesd k12 or us>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 6:01 AM, Barry Cisna <brcisna eazylivin net>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Hello List,
> >>>>
> >>>>  Still wrangling with my yum problems on my new install of 5 EL K12LTSP.
> >>>> I
> >>>> am thinking now it is possibly a firewall problem. I have done many
> >>>> installs of K12LTSP from here at school with no problems behind our
> >>>> firewall. Yesterday I did try and add in the Network Proxy setting of
> >>>> our
> >>>> school's firewall( which I have never had to do in the past) in
> >>>> preferences. This did not help any. WHen I try and yum install ( from a
> >>>> terminal) the rpm tries to download but I always get " Header not
> >>>> complete" I've heard of these in serveral posts,but do not really know
> >>>> how to troubleshoot it?  I can of course download rpms manually but I am
> >>>> trying to install vlc, and there are dependencies as long as your arm to
> >>>> get this to install!Should I be able to telnet on port whatever to say
> >>>> mesd/k12ltsp download site to see if i get a response? Anyone have any
> >>>> ideas?
> >>>>
> >>>> Tahnks,
> >>>>
> >>>> Barry Cisna
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> You may want to try changing the repos to point to ftp rather than http.
> >>>
> >>> Edit /etc/yum.repos.d/k12ltsp.repo
> >>>
> >>> and change:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> mirrorlist=http://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/mirrors/k12ltsp-5.0EL-$basearch
> >>>
> >>> to:
> >>>
> >>>  baseurl=ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/K12LTSP/5.0.0-EL-$basearch
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> -Eric
> >>>
> >>> _______________________________________________
> >>> K12OSN mailing list
> >>> K12OSN redhat com
> >>> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn
> >>> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> K12OSN mailing list
> >> K12OSN redhat com
> >> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn
> >> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>
> >>
> >
> >
> 
> _______________________________________________
> K12OSN mailing list
> K12OSN redhat com
> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn
> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>
> 
-- 
James P. Kinney III          
CEO & Director of Engineering 
Local Net Solutions,LLC                           
http://www.localnetsolutions.com

GPG ID: 829C6CA7 James P. Kinney III (M.S. Physics)
<jkinney localnetsolutions com>
Fingerprint = 3C9E 6366 54FC A3FE BA4D 0659 6190 ADC3 829C 6CA7


-- 
This message has been scanned for viruses and
dangerous content by MailScanner, and is
believed to be clean.


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]