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    Need basic help with rpm/yum for Fedora Core 6


    I am very new to Linux, like 3 days. I have set up Fedora Core 6 and spent quiet a few hours viewing help sections on the net trying to find out how to add additional programs.

    Konqueror works ok. Firefox does not. Some web sites say I need Adobe or macromedia plugins. I have downloaded some of these to my desktop and followed instructions I have found on the web.

    However, yum looks for these pgms on the web, and times out.

    Does someone know of a way (code or whatever) to tell yum to load these from my desktop? Is there anything else I need to do? Am I on the right track?

    Thanks

    Gypsy_Rover

    [The_Gypsy_Rover@localhost ~]$ su -
    Password:
    [root@localhost ~]# yum install flash-plugin-9.0.31.0-release.i386
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
    Trying other mirror.
    http://macromedia.rediris.es/rpm/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
    Trying other mirror.
    Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: flash
    [root@localhost ~]#

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    Did you add the correct repositories? Maybe you tried to add the download sites that firefox brought you to as repositories (which won't work)?
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    I understand that a repository is a prepared directory or Web site that contains software packages and index files.
    I regret that I am not used to Linux so could not say if what I did download was what I need. I live in hope.
    An example of what I downloaded is
    "flash-plugin-9.0.31.0-release.i386" (2.5Mb)

    I found these at
    http://fedoraproject.org/extras/6/i3...ion.group.html

    I do not know what I am doing wrong or what I need to do to make this work. I was wondering if I need to add some extra command to yum to that would tell yum to look on the desktop for the programs?

    Thanks for your assistance

    Gypsy_Rover

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    I do not know what I am doing wrong or what I need to do to make this work. I was wondering if I need to add some extra command to yum to that would tell yum to look on the desktop for the programs?
    yum fetches and install packages from internet only. installation of downloaded packages depends on format of the downloaded file.
    check this link. How to install Softwares in Linux.





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    Thank you for the advice. I will clean the junk off my desktop and restart. I am wrapped that there are people who will take the time to assist.

    Gypsy_Rover

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    Can not get yum to work (still).

    I am going around in circles here. If Konqueror can access the net, why can't yum?

    I have followed the directions on http://www.fedorafaq.org/#yumconf

    problem remains.

    Konqueror has fast access to the net
    yum returns Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out
    Firefox can not access the net
    Can not play music, error shows No plugin found for 'Shockwave Flash Media'

    Have searched for "Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out" on net and followed suggestions.
    Have tried updating yum, and cleaning yum.

    [root@localhost ~]# yum clean dbcache
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    0 cache files removed
    [root@localhost ~]# yum clean metadata
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    2 metadata files removed
    [root@localhost ~]# yum list available
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up repositories
    livna 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
    http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
    Trying other mirror.
    http://macromedia.rediris.es/rpm/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
    Trying other mirror.
    Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: flash
    [root@localhost ~]#

    Thinking of changing my name to Frustrated
    Gypsy_Rover

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    Post the output of this command, run as root.
    ls /etc/yum.repos.d/
    And this one too
    more /etc/yum.conf
    And it also looks like you have some bad repos already, that need to be removed/updated.

    http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
    Trying other mirror.
    http://macromedia.rediris.es/rpm/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] Timeout: <urlopen error timed out>
    Trying other mirror.
    Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: flash
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