[CentOS] yum errors

Fri Nov 20 18:55:45 UTC 2015
Wes James <comptekki at me.com>

> On Nov 20, 2015, at 10:41 AM, Jim Perrin <jperrin at centos.org> wrote:
> It should be looking at /6/ instead of a specific point release. We
> (CentOS) do not provide updates for individual point releases. You are
> several years behind in security and bug-fix updates. Once a specific
> minor version is expired, it is moved off the main mirrors and into the
> vault. The current iteration of the /6/ tree is 6.7, so everything below
> that is no longer available on the mirrors. Have you modified your
> repository files or are they stock?
> I might suggest starting off with a 'yum clean all', then running your
> query again.
> On 11/20/2015 11:21 AM, Wes James wrote:
>> I have inherited centos 6.3 and 6.2 vms in an esxi environment.  When I do
>> yum provides ntpd
>> on the 6.3 box I get a lot of errors like:
>> Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto
>> Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
>> * base: mirror.unl.edu
>> * extras: mirrors.cmich.edu
>> * updates: mirror.steadfast.net
>> http://mirror.unl.edu/centos/6.4/os/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 

I fixed the problem for now by editing /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repy, commenting out:


then finding a local university that has /6/ repo data and uncommenting and using:


I’m not sure why this box was having issues reaching mirrorlist.centos.org or even tracerouting to it????  It kept getting a different trace than my 6.4 virtualbox.