[Yum] Using Yum with Mandrake 9.2

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Mon Dec 29 03:45:47 UTC 2003

On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 22:43, Kathy Wills wrote:
> Dave,
> I just wanted to let you know that the suggestion to get the latest 
> version of Yum worked. The only problem I'm having now is that when I do 
> "yum list installed" it downloads some of the headers and then says 
> "failover: out of servers to try. Error getting (here it gives the 
> header it would try to get next) [Errno 7] HTTP Error (CannotSendRequest):
> I'm assuming this just means the server is busy because if I wait just a 
> few minutes it will get some more of the headers.

under [main]



that will increase the number of retries yum makes to contact the

also - you aren't by chance using a transparent proxy?


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