[Yum] Problems with yum in Fedora Core 2

JARET HARGREAVES jaretis at shaw.ca
Mon May 24 06:29:47 UTC 2004

Having just completed a Fedora Core 2 installation, I thought I would check out yum and use it to update xmms (to allow it to play mp3s).  Typing "yum list" at the command line yielded the following error message:  

Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Red Hat Linux 2 - i386 - Base
Error - /var/cache/yum/base/header.info cannot be found
Please ask your sysadmin to update the headers on this system.

Checking for the file manually, I found that the /var/cache/yum directory exists, but that it is empty.  Trying to install yum for source did not solve this and trying to install it from rpms lead to errors as the version in FC2 is (apparently) newer than the latest release.  Using options to force the rpm installation did not remedy this either.  

Any help or suggestions that you may be able to offer are greatly appreciated.  If you need any more info about my system, please let me know what would be helpful.  

-Jaret Hargreaves

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