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Why doesn't the Dropbox repository for Fedora 19 work?

asked 2013-06-22 02:06:41 -0500

bosg gravatar image

updated 2013-06-23 05:00:43 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hi!, I've problem with the repo update Fedora. Installed Dropbox and modified the list of mirrors and now can't update. Please, can you help me?

Complementos cargados:langpacks, refresh-packagekit [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found
Intentando con otro espejo.
Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from Dropbox: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try. [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found
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answered 2013-06-22 03:13:21 -0500

Rabin gravatar image

updated 2013-06-22 03:14:04 -0500

If Dropbox repo is the the only repo you have problem with then you can temporally disable it from the command line with --disablerepo=Dropbox

yum update --disablerepo=Dropbox

or you can permanently disable the repo by adding the line enabled=0 to the repo file at


one other option is to change the $releasever variable to fixed value e.g 18.

We have this problem each time when a new Fedora release came out, and Dropbox didn't open a repo for it.

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Dropbox doesn't have any repositories for Fedora 19 (yet). So, you should disable its repo or let it point to F18 repo as explained.

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2013-06-22 14:27:06 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-12-21 13:43:47 -0500

Lev Ufimtsev gravatar image

I had the same problem with Fedora 20. Hard coding it to 19 fixed the problem.

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answered 2014-12-30 17:46:09 -0500

Had the same problem with FC21. I hard coded to FC20 as a temporary fix.

cat /etc/yum.repos.d/dropbox.repo



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