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Bug 1055677 - Cannot retrieve metalink for repository
Summary: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 20
Hardware: i686
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Packaging Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-20 18:29 UTC by Jean-Charles Malahieude
Modified: 2015-06-30 00:51 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-30 00:51:41 UTC

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Description Jean-Charles Malahieude 2014-01-20 18:29:02 UTC
Description of problem:
Incomplete update.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# yum --version
  Installés : rpm-4.11.1-7.fc20.i686 à 2013-12-27 11:05
  Compilé   : Fedora Project à 2013-09-09 12:13
  Commité   : Matilainen <> à 2013-09-09

  Installés : yum-3.4.3-129.fc20.noarch à 2014-01-11 16:49
  Compilé   : Fedora Project à 2014-01-09 14:21
  Commité   : Valentina Mukhamedzhanova <> à 2014-01-07

  Installés : yum-3.4.3-130.fc20.noarch à 2014-01-19 17:56
  Compilé   : Fedora Project à 2014-01-15 11:00
  Commité   : Zdenek Pavlas <> à 2014-01-15

How reproducible:
# yum update

Actual results:
Modules complémentaires chargés : langpacks, refresh-packagekit
MesRPM                                                   | 2.9 kB     00:00     
adobe-linux-i386                                         |  951 B     00:00     

 One of the configured repositories failed (Inconnu),
 and yum doesn't have enough cached data to continue. At this point the only
 safe thing yum can do is fail. There are a few ways to work "fix" this:
Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: fedora/20/i386. Please verify its path and try again

Expected results:
Retrieve metalink!

Additional info:
# yum clean all
Modules complémentaires chargés : langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Nettoyage des dépôts : MesRPM adobe-linux-i386 fedora rpmfusion-free
                     : rpmfusion-free-updates rpmfusion-nonfree
                     : rpmfusion-nonfree-updates updates virtualbox
Cleaning up everything

# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.12.7-300.fc20.i686+PAE #1 SMP Fri Jan 10 16:10:11 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Comment 1 Zdeněk Pavlas 2014-01-21 09:45:32 UTC
> Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: fedora/20/i386

"metalink" is the very first file Yum attempts to download when updating a repository, this can't be fixed by "yum clean". Probably your network is down, or was too busy to respond timely.  Please try again after few minutes.

Note: using "yum clean all" is almost never a good idea.  In cases like this, Yum can't revert to the old metadata.  Using "yum makecache" to force an immediate update is much better as it does not drop the current data.

The error message above should contain the underlying curl error message, will try to fix this.

Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2015-05-29 10:35:41 UTC
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Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2015-06-30 00:51:41 UTC
Fedora 20 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2015-06-23. Fedora 20 is
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