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asked 2013-01-19 08:54:14 -0500

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 # yum update
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found :
Trying other mirror.
Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from Dropbox: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try. [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 - Not Found :

This happened after I updated to fedora 18. I tried deleting the dropbox repo, but it didn't work. (rm: cannot remove ‘dropbox’: No such file or directory)

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answered 2013-01-19 10:45:06 -0500

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updated 2013-01-19 10:55:18 -0500

sorry but Dropbox REPO is not avalilable yet for FEDORA 18 you can disable the repo for the moment and wait until this is available :

All repo are stored in /etc/yum.repos.d/

  • Disable YUM Repo using YUM (Temporary)

    yum install some-package --disablerepo=some-repository

Example :

sudo yum update --disablerepo=Dropbox

you can delete it, you need to be root to execute this action, as i said before, all repo in fedora are stored in :


open a terminal and navigate to this folder and delete or rename Dropbox repo :

rm dropbox.repo

or renamed it

mv dropbox.repo dropbox

and execute

sudo yum update


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