[CentOS] Yum problem on Centos 5.3 (64-bit)

Sat Jun 19 12:38:46 UTC 2010
John Kelly <mrjohnkelly at gmail.com>


Thanks to KB for the suggestion. The problem was indeed related to the file


A number of the sections (e.g. base, updates) had been set to enabled=0. When I commented out these lines, the yum updates worked fine...


Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 18/06/2010 12:04, John Kelly wrote:
>> I'm having a yum problem updating a system on Centos 5.3, 64-bit ... 
>> i.e. 'yum update' returns "No Packages Marked for Update". Problem 
>> appears to be related to connecting to the mirrors where the 
>> repositories are located but I could be wrong in that. What's confusing 
>> me is that I have another system (Centos 5.5, 32-bit) that's working fine.
> Try hitting yum with a -d7; its hard to tell from the very little pasted
> data as to what the issue might be. At the very least, you dont have a
> valid CentOS-Base.repo in your /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory and/or your
> /etc/yum.conf has been changed. To check for both of those: rpm -V
> centos-release ; should tell you.
> - KB
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