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compilation error on fedora 14

asked 2014-03-29 14:27:52 -0500

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I installed fedora version 14 using virtual box but when I try to compile a program then displayed command not found. after that I tried to install g++ compiler using commands but, the way I followed

[firnas@localhost ~]g++ -op firnas.cpp

Command not found

[firnas@localhost ~]$ su


[root@localhost firnas]#yum install gcc gcc-c++

Loaded plugins:langpacks,presto,refresh-packagekit Adding en_US to language list Error:Cannot retrieve repository metadata(repomd.xml) for repositery :fedora Please verify its path and try again.

I have to compile a c++ program perfectly.

so,what I have to do now?how do I solve this problem?

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Fedora 14 is End Of Life and out of support (and updates) for 3 years, you won't be able to install anything new.

fidelleon gravatar imagefidelleon ( 2014-03-29 14:40:55 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-03-29 15:06:29 -0500

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Consider installing a new Fedora as @fidelleon says, but if you really need Fedora 14 try the following:

  • as root, edit the /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo file: comment out the metalink (or mirrorlist if present) line, and include the baseurl=$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/ line (uncommented).

  • perform a similar edit on the /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo for the updates repo ($releasever/$basearch).

The $releasever and $basearch are variables known by yum - in your case $releasever is 14, and basearch could x86_64 or i386.

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Good point, @marcindulak!! Didn't know Fedora was still hosting packages for EOL versions!!

fidelleon gravatar imagefidelleon ( 2014-03-29 15:14:46 -0500 )edit

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