[CentOS] problem with yum

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Sun Nov 20 14:17:07 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-11-20 at 10:09 -0500, Roger D Vargas wrote:
> Greg Knaddison wrote:
> > On 11/19/05, Roger D Vargas <luo_hei at yahoo.es> wrote:
> > 
> >>I installed centos 4.2 but I cant get yum working, i always get a
> >>timeout error with repodata/primary.xml.gz from base.
> >>How can i solve this?
> >>
> > 
> > 
> > Are you behind a proxy?  Can you paste the URL that yum complains
> > about into your web browser and retrieve the file?  Can you ping the
> > repository server?
> The proxy is open for that server. I can download the file using wget.
> And the problem still persists today.
Yum doesn't work well with transparent proxies

you can set proxy info within the etc/yum.conf file ...

see "man yum.conf" for proxy info
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