FC6: yum problem: unknown url type: media

Kevin Layer layer at known.net
Thu Nov 2 03:00:47 UTC 2006

  On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 08:53:44AM -0700, Kevin Layer wrote:
  > Problem solved:
  > I had used the DVD to populate my initial FC6 mirror, including the
  > repodata.   When I refresh the repodata with from the mirrors, yum
  > started working.

  I'm not sure what you mean. Here's what I did:

  * On the repo server: create a new set of repodata with createrepo. I
    did this without extracting the RPM files from the DVD; I just moved
    to the directory above that on which the DVD is mounted.

  * On the client: clean out old repo data with "yum clean all", then
    re-run the "yum install emacs" command.

  I also upgraded the server's creatrepo to the FC6 version, which has
  an amusing bug:

    [root charlesc fc6]# rpm -q createrepo
    [root charlesc fc6]# createrepo -V

  Upgrading creatrepo may not be necessary.

I didn't use createrepo and didn't know that I needed to.  If
populating my mirror from the DVD was the wrong thing to do (and I
really need to use createrepo after copying the DVD), that's fine.  I
was just trying to save time in the mirroring FC6.

I just want to save others the pain of what I went through.

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