[Centos] yum issue

donavan nelson donavan at 4wx.net
Wed Dec 22 22:39:08 UTC 2004

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-12-22 at 09:41 -0500, William Warren wrote:
>>I am trying to update a newly installed server and this is what i 
>>get when i yum update:
>>Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
>>Server: CentOS-3.3 - Addons
>>retrygrab() failed for:
>>   Executing failover method
>>failover: out of servers to try
>>Error getting file 
> You should be able to open the above header.info file in your browser
> from that machine ... can you?

Also, wget or links could be tried if running on a text install.

> It seems your network card is not working or you can't resolve the name
> mirror.centos.org. I just checked and that is the correct path and file
> name for update.

Or your firewall is blocking http access, default gateway isn't set, 
there are a number of possibilities.

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