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Fedora 16 software source disabled

asked 2011-11-21 11:21:31 -0600

Scott gravatar image

I am using Fedora 16. And I have not been receiving software updates. I checked my software settings and noticed Fedora 16 -i386 was unchecked. When I try to check it I receive the following error.

Could not contact source 'fedora'

I have a working internet connection. How can I enable the software source fedora 16 - i386?

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answered 2011-11-21 12:10:56 -0600

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updated 2011-11-21 12:36:00 -0600

I am not sure about your specific problem. You might check your fedora.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d . I wanted to attach it, but that requires more karma(i dunno why). so here is a link to a copy:


It should work for you. If you like you can cp it to /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo . You can do that by: 1)open terminal and login as root 2)type: nano /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo 3)save a copy by pressing ctrl + x , and then changing the name to fedora.repo.bak 4)then again nano /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo and delete the contents 5)copy contents from the link above 6)hit ctrl and x , then y to save as /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo Then try:

sudo yum clean all && sudo yum update

Hope this helps.

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answered 2011-11-22 09:05:27 -0600

lineak gravatar image

I had the same problems the last days but now it works fine.

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answered 2011-11-25 22:21:36 -0600

This might be a bug with the recent nss update.

rpm -q nss

should tell you. If you have 3.13, it's likely this issue. You can solve it with:

yum --setopt=sslverify=false downgrade nss*

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answered 2011-11-21 11:58:51 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Can you please open up a terminal and get me the output of:

su -c 'yum repolist'
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