[CentOS] Mirror failure

Wed Aug 14 21:02:21 UTC 2013
Phil Dobbin <bukowskiscat at gmail.com>

On 14/08/13 21:57, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Phil Dobbin wrote:
>> On 14/08/13 21:35, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> Phil Dobbin wrote:
>>>> Hi, all.
>>>> I was getting:
>>>> `http://mirror01.th.ifl.net/epel/6/x86_64/repodata/c60f7c3ee6f9a4902d5ce9dd181a84ca684bba1a1df1c612702c7c6760a04645-filelists.sqlite.bz2:
>>>> [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 6 - "Couldn't resolve host
>>>> 'mirror01.th.ifl.net'"
>>>> Trying other mirror.
> <snip>
>>>> from epel: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
>>>>     You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem`
>>>> every time I ran `sudo yum update'. This happened on Fedora 17 also.
>>>> I've had to switch both machines to Ubuntu because I need working
>>>> machines.
>>>> I've Googled this extensively & changed my nameservers, commented out
>>>> relevant lines in the configs, etc, etc but no luck so far. Ubuntu
>>>> works fine & I have no network problems (two HP ProCurves 2124s working
>>>> normally over the rest of the network: 17 machines).
>>>> Is there a workaround for this as I need a working CentOS box.
>>> You *did* do yum clean all, correct?
>> No. Was that all it took? Of the thousand answers found on Google that
>> didn't work, that wasn't mentioned once.
> Did you try it?
>> If you could explain why that would work I'd be eternally grateful & all
>> ears.
> Your google fu needs work. It should have found a zillion hits.
> What happens is that yum caches the mirror addresses, and uses the cached
> addresses, rather than look them up every bloody time. Clearing all,
> including the cache, will force it to look Out There again.
Not a hit on Google concerning this. Try it.

Thanks for the info,



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