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asked 2012-06-07 01:37:22 -0500

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sudo yum install imake
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit [Errno 14] curl#56 - "Network error recv()"
Trying other mirror.
adobe-linux-x86_64                                       |  951 B     00:00     
google-chrome                                            |  951 B     00:00     
google-chrome/primary                                    | 1.5 kB     00:00     
google-earth                                             |  951 B     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates                                   | 3.3 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates                                | 3.3 kB     00:00     
updates/metalink                                         | 3.6 kB     00:00     
updates                                                  | 4.5 kB     00:00 [Errno 14] curl#56 - "Network error recv()"
Trying other mirror.
Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from Dropbox: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

I am trying to install a package, but I get the error massages above. I do not know why it will want to access There is something wrong with the dropbox installation, and I do not know how to completely remove dropbox. On dropbox's official site there is a uninstallation guide for Linux, which is a command "sudo apt-get remove dropbox". But the problem is I actually have not completed the installation, so I can not remove dropbox, and now because of that I cannot install other packages. Can anyone help?

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answered 2013-07-28 11:29:23 -0500

tmmjohnson gravatar image

I was not able to get this renaming method to work, but found a bug listed in Redhat (984483) that recommending opening the files and adding the following line of text.


I followed this advice by opening gedit from terminal as root, navigating to /ect/yum.repos.d/Dropbox repo, and copying and pasting the line into the bottom of the file. Save and exit. Now I was able to continue the update process. It still show the Dropbox error, but continues on. It seems to me that this might be a better fix as you don't have to go back later to rename, or replace the dropbox file once they update to the correct version. Just my two cents... All the help is from those more knowledgable then myself is greatly appreciated.

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answered 2012-06-07 05:32:28 -0500

hhlp gravatar image

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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You don't need to rename any repo, you only need to disable it when you update:

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2012-08-16 10:36:25 -0500 )edit this way: "yum --disablerepo=Dropbox update".

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2012-08-16 10:37:26 -0500 )edit

Thanks man

tyrk gravatar imagetyrk ( 2015-02-03 18:35:05 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-06-07 12:21:27 -0500

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I suggest you to do:

sudo yum clean all && sudo yum update



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