[Yum] Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from base: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try. (fwd)

Vincent von Kaenel yum at von-kaenel.com
Mon Apr 3 22:19:26 UTC 2006


On my system, I found a temporary fix for this issue. First, I updated to 
FC5 and still had exacly the same issue with yum: I alway get Error: 
failure: repodata/repomd.xml from base: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try

The wget experiment (see below) gave the same results as it did with FC4. 
So it does not seem to be fixed by moving to FC5 or it is not exclusively 
an issue with FC4.

Now the fix is hard coding the baseurl server IP address in the yum.conf 
file:

baseurl=http://209.132.176.220/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
#baseurl=http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/

This has allowed me to update my files using yum....

The wget experiment gives now (FC5):

[root at bularung ~]# wget http://209.132.176.220/pub/
--15:15:54--  http://209.132.176.220/pub/
            => `index.html'
Connecting to 209.132.176.220:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]

     [ <=> 
] 6,752         --.--K/s

15:15:55 (67.84 KB/s) - `index.html' saved [6752]

[root at bularung ~]# wget http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub
--15:16:09--  http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub
            => `pub'
Resolving download.fedora.redhat.com... failed: No such file or directory.

This seems to pint at some DNS issues but if I do:
#nslookup download.fedora.redhat.com
Server:         192.168.1.2
Address:        192.168.1.2#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   download.fedora.redhat.com
Address: 66.187.224.20
Name:   download.fedora.redhat.com
Address: 209.132.176.20
Name:   download.fedora.redhat.com
Address: 209.132.176.220
Name:   download.fedora.redhat.com
Address: 209.132.176.221

I got the IP...

Hope that would help.

Vincent

  On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Vincent von Kaenel wrote:

>Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 13:53:48 -0800 (PST)
>From: Vincent von Kaenel <yum at von-kaenel.com>
>To: Yum at lists.dulug.duke.edu
>Subject: [Yum] Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from base: [Errno 256] No
>    more mirrors to try. (fwd)
>
> I have a FC4 linux box and used yum regularely until approximately a month 
> ago. I have similar issue than Siddharth Seth. When I run yum update I get:
>
> Yum Version: 2.4.1
> COMMAND: yum
> Installroot: /
> Setting up Update Process
> Setting up repositories
> Baseurl(s) for repo: ['http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/4/i386/os/']
> Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: base
> failure: repodata/repomd.xml from base: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
> Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from base: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to 
> try.
>
>
> I also tried the wget proposition made earlier by one member:
>
> [root at bularung etc]# wget --inet4-only 
> http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/4/i386/os/repodata/repomd.xml
> --10:03:05-- 
> http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/4/i386/os/repodata/repomd.xml
>           => `repomd.xml.2'
> Resolving mirrors.kernel.org... 204.152.191.7, 204.152.191.39
> Connecting to mirrors.kernel.org|204.152.191.7|:80... connected.
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
> Length: 1,140 (1.1K) [text/xml]
>
> 100%[==================================================================================================================>] 
> 1,140         --.--K/s
>
> 10:03:06 (238.54 KB/s) - `repomd.xml.2' saved [1140/1140]
>
> [root at bularung etc]# wget --inet6-only 
> http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/4/i386/os/repodata/repomd.xml
> --10:03:13-- 
> http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/4/i386/os/repodata/repomd.xml
>           => `repomd.xml.3'
> Resolving mirrors.kernel.org... failed: Name or service not known.
>
>
> So it works for inet4 but not 6...
>
> I'm looking for some help to fix this issue or a pointer to someone who has 
> fixed it already.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>

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Vincent von Kaenel



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