[CentOS] Yum Problem

Lorenzo Quatrini lorenzo at gmk.it
Mon Nov 5 08:56:02 UTC 2007

Jun Salen ha scritto:
> Jun Salen ha scritto:
>> Hi,
>> I have no problem running yum update inside the root prompt, but when
>  running yum using sudo as logged-in as ordinary user and command the
>  'sudo yum update', I am having below error:
>> Could not retrieve mirrorlist
>  http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/mirrors-rpmforge error was
>> [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (110, 'Connection timed out')>
>> Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: rpmforge 
>> This happened even I try to export my proxy server since where using
>  them to connect internet. This is in a newly installed CentOS5 box. I
>  also try to issue 'yum clean metadata' and  'yum clean all' but the
>  problem still persists.  Can you please give me the clue on how to solve
>  this.
>> Thanks,
>> junji
>> aisalen.wordpress.com
>> Linux Registered User #253162
> Is this appening even if you put the proxy=http://<host>:<port>
>  directive on 
> /etc/yum.conf ?
> Regards
> Lorenzo Quatrini ----------------------------
> Do you mean http_proxy=http://<host>:<port>? Yes, it still happens even after I try proxy=http://<host>:<port>. Sorry for the delay answer, due to long holiday.
> Thanks,
 From 'man yum.conf' the syntax is 'proxy=http://<host>:<port>' (not http_proxy)
Anyway it may be too that apt.sw.be is busy; you could try to use the local 
mirror list changing the following lines on  /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmforge.repo:

#mirrorlist = http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el5/en/mirrors-rpmforge
mirrorlist = file:///etc/yum.repos.d/mirrors-rpmforge


Lorenzo Quatrini

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