broken yum and add/remove software

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broken yum and add/remove software

Postby cchelten » 2012/02/27 02:40:37

Here is one of those situation where I shot myself in the foot. Unfortunetly , I do not know how to fix this.
When I try to ues yum it says the following:

[root@localhost ~]# yum -y install java-1/6/0
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* base: mirror.symnds.com
* c6-media:
* extras: mirror.lug.udel.edu
* updates: mirror.ash.fastserv.com
file:///media/CentOS/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/CentOS/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
file:///media/cdrecorder/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/cdrecorder/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
file:///media/cdrom/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///media/cdrom/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: c6-media. Please verify its path and try again

No clue what that is .. same with the add /remove software thing.

I was earlier playing with the system/software sources pull down in add/remove.

How can I fix this?

I have ben trying for a few hours without luck.

Thanks for your help
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Re: broken yum and add/remove software

Postby pschaff » 2012/02/27 03:23:06

You have edited /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Media.repo and set it to enabled by default. Edit it again and change "enabled=1" to "enabled=0".

Don't use "yum -y" or you may regret it when it does something you did not want. Inspect the proposed changes first. Try
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yum list java-1.6.0\*
to see what is available and
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yum install java-1.6.0\*
if you want to proceed with all available packages.
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Re: broken yum and add/remove software

Postby josemanuel1974 » 2012/02/27 08:09:52

¿Are you using a proxy? -> $http_proxy
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Re: broken yum and add/remove software

Postby cchelten » 2012/02/27 17:31:48

Actually I found my fix on another forum.
No proxy and you can use yum -y all it does is answer yes to the question.
I have done it a hundred times.

I have attched my notes for the fix, however it is in openoffice format.
MS Word probably cannot open it.
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broken yum and add/remove software

Postby gerald_clark » 2012/02/27 17:50:23

Actually, you were given the fix in post #2.
Yes, you can use yum -y, but someday you will be sorry you did.

You appear to be not reading the responses.
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Re: broken yum and add/remove software

Postby pschaff » 2012/02/27 22:58:37

cchelten wrote:
No proxy and you can use yum -y all it does is answer yes to the question.

We know that. You have been lucky, or have not yet noticed the damage. Consider what would happen if you did
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yum -y remove rpm
or inadvertently enabled some dangerous repo (e.g. Atomic) that wholesale replaces core packages and then did
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yum -y update

I have attched my notes for the fix, however it is in openoffice format.
MS Word probably cannot open it.

The forum attachment function is permanently broken and a review of Readme First will tell you how to handle it. Copying/pasting the text in-line, or if too long using a pastebin, would be far preferred to a word processor file in any format.
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