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i am not getting the solution of this problem while updating fedora 20 on 64 bit?

asked 2014-04-05 07:37:28 -0500

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here is the problem:

[root@localhost ~]#  yum update
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: fedora/20/x86_64. Please verify its path and try again
[root@localhost ~]#

i have tried all thesolution available on internet. ie like uncomment the baseurl and comment the metalink. another one go to /etc/hosts and append two lines. etc. but no significant result.

please help ASAP. thanks in advance.

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answered 2014-04-05 18:46:53 -0500

Glenn gravatar image

updated 2014-04-05 18:47:26 -0500

Are you connected to the Internet?

Have you tried

yum clean all
yum update

If that didn't work and it was my system I would then do the following:

cd /var/lib/rpm
su -c 'rm -f __db*'
su -c 'rpm --rebuilddb'
yum update
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thee first one haven't worked. though i haven't tried the second onebecause i have already fixed the problem as mentioned in my answer. Anyway thanks for your precious answer. thanks again

dpdocs gravatar imagedpdocs ( 2014-04-05 23:28:41 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-04-05 14:56:32 -0500

dpdocs gravatar image

i just got the answer. for others, i am posting it here: run "yum install yumex-nextgen" in the terminal. for more detail go to :

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Can you explain why installation of this package is related to the Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: fedora/20/x86_64 problem?

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2014-04-06 05:42:11 -0500 )edit

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