[CentOS] new Centos 6.5 32 bit yum issue

Wed Feb 19 04:37:19 UTC 2014
Always Learning <centos at u62.u22.net>

On Tue, 2014-02-18 at 20:32 -0800, Dave Stevens wrote:

> >> When I fire up the virtualbox VM Centos starts as I would expect, but
> >> when I try to use yum list updates (or any of several other yum
> >> command I've tried) I get a repo error - "
> >> Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
> >> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
> >> Could not retrieve mirrorlist
> >> http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6&arch=i386&repo=os error was
> >> 14: PYCURL ERROR 6 - "Couldn't resolve host 'mirrorlist.centos.org'"
> >> Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base

> seems so - I have a terminal and can ping out and ftp, the host  
> computer is a home ubuntu box on a wifi network, I'm typing right now  
> on another computer on the same network, I'm not aware of any  
> connectivity issues, I haven't set up any proxy.

I got exactly the same problem due to a firewall (IP Tables) stopping
traffic.  Ensure port 80 is open.


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