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Fedora 19 Yum Update fails

asked 2013-10-16 04:06:16 -0600

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updated 2014-04-11 16:23:32 -0600

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I have issues in F19 yum updates.

I had upgraded from Fedora 18 to 19 the day it was out. I have been updating this F19 machine as and when updates were available. This time all the mirrors failed and it ended up with an error as below:

Error downloading packages: ORBit2-2.14.19-8.fc19.x86_64: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try. pyorbit-2.24.0-13.fc19.x86_64: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

I have already tried these: * yum --enablerepo=fedora clean metadata * yum clean metadata * yum clean all

Can anyone help me out in this please?

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Can other applications reach the internet? Is there a proxy they go through?

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-10-16 10:52:56 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-10-16 08:58:22 -0600

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The most likely cause of this is that the package in question is not available in the repositories yet - it can take an hour or two for new builds to propagate around the repository mirrors.

It can also be caused by installing software from 3rd party repositories then turning those repositories off. If you've done this, then you should turn on the repository you need and retry the update.

You could also try the '--skip-broken' moniker on the yum call. It'll update everything possible and drop any updates for modules that cannot be found or are not available.

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--skip-broken isn't a good idea, especially for new users. Using this will eventually cause problems that need manual and careful attention.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-10-16 10:52:17 -0600 )edit

Skipping any broken packages during an update will avoid updating anything for which the updates would fail - it means that only the packages that are fully available, including their dependencies, will be installed. How can not updating packages with newer but broken versions break your system?

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2013-10-16 11:02:52 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-10-23 21:21:34 -0600

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updated 2013-10-23 21:22:35 -0600

To add to others' answers, when I've seen that kind of failure in the past, I almost always met with success by waiting some number of hours and retrying. If you happen to be running yum update right after some package got added to the update list, it's possible that not all mirrors have gotten the new packages yet. Waiting allows that problem to fix itself.

I haven't personally used --skip-broken as suggested by cobra, but that would allow you to update all packages that can be updated right now, leaving the rest for you to retry in a few hours.

As this page says:

http:// /wiki/SkipBroken

Skip broken is a feature in yum to skip packages from the
transaction there have dependecy problems or introduce
problems to the installed packages

See also this conversation:

http:// /showthread.php?t=293127

(Links broken because I don't have enough karma to post links. Remove the extra spaces to make them work. Whenever I get Karma, I'll edit this post to fix the links so they work.)

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answered 2013-10-16 16:38:59 -0600

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If you do not want or need ORBit2, you can use yum to uninstall it. Then it will not fail to upgrade.

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