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>    1. Re: Yumex: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: fedora (Kam Leo)
>    2. Re: stop stupidly telling people to do "yum clean all" when
>       it's	not necessary (Aldo Foot)
>    3. Re: Understanding Local Networking - help please? (Steve Searle)
>    4. Re: Understanding Local Networking - help please? (DB)
>    5. Re: How Fedora chose me (gilpel at altern.org)
>    6. The "other distro" to offer ppc support! (gilpel at altern.org)
>    7. Re: stop stupidly telling people to do "yum clean all" when
>       it's not necessary (Patrick O'Callaghan)
>    8. Re: The "other distro" to offer ppc support! (Derek Piazza)
>    9. Re: stop stupidly telling people to do "yum clean all" when
>       it's	not necessary (Kam Leo)
>   10. No sound for second user in Fedora 11? (Michael Hannon)
>   11. Re: How Fedora chose me (Paul)
>   12. Re: Understanding Local Networking - help please?
>       (Michael Semcheski)
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>
> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:37:49 -0700
> From: Kam Leo <kam.leo at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Yumex: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: fedora
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement,	and advice for using
> 	Fedora." <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Message-ID:
> 	<f84880b00909151437q360fb168pb6c48e6316c90e3b at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252
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> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 10:45 AM, suvayu ali
> <fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> Hi Jwalant,
>>
>> Could you please stick to the posting guidelines for the list? Top
>> posting makes reading and replying in context rather cumbersome. Now
>> about the issue at hand ...
>>
>> 2009/9/15 Jwalant Natvarlal Soneji <jwalant.soneji at gmail.com>:
>>     
>>> Hi Suvayu,
>>>
>>> 2009/9/15 Suvayu Ali <fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com>
>>>       
>>>> On Monday 14 September 2009 06:42 PM, Jwalant Natvarlal Soneji wrote:
>>>>         
>>>>> Meanwhile, what I did was to copy the base URL and paste it in to the
>>>>> browser address bar. Tried to open each URL, removing last tag if not
>>>>> found.
>>>>> This way, it put me to the nearest URL (IITK, India). And then selected
>>>>> F10,
>>>>> i386/686, and thus got the new URL, which I pasted in the repo files. It
>>>>> seems to be working.
>>>>>           
>>>> Or you could have just looked here, :-p
>>>> http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/publiclist/Fedora/
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Thanks!
>>> Please confirm that replacing the base URL with the nearest server address
>>> no negative consequences.
>>>
>>>       
>> If you comment out the mirrorlist line and replace the baseurl line
>> with a mirror of your choice there shouldn't be any problems.
>>
>> However you do limit receiving updates for your system by becoming
>> dependent on one particular mirror. If that mirror goes down for some
>> reason, you would need to edit the line again to be able to update
>> your system. In your case however this doesn't make much of a
>> difference because afaik the IITK mirror is the only mirror anywhere
>> near India.
>>     
>
> The above information is not correct. Yum allows use of multiple
> repos.  Here's a snippet from "man yum.conf":
>
>        baseurl
>               Must be a URL to the directory where the yum repository’s ‘repo-
>               data’ directory lives. Can be an http://, ftp:// or file:// URL.
>               You can specify multiple URLs in one baseurl statement. The best
>               way to do this is like this:
>               [repositoryid]
>               name=Some name for this repository
>               baseurl=url://server1/path/to/repository/
>                       url://server2/path/to/repository/
>                       url://server3/path/to/repository/
>
>               If you list more than one baseurl= statement in a repository you
>               will find yum will ignore the  earlier  ones  and  probably  act
>               bizarrely. Don’t do this, you’ve been warned.
>
>               You  can  use  HTTP basic auth by prepending "user:password@" to
>               the  server  name   in   the   baseurl   line.    For   example:
>               "baseurl=http://user:passwd@example.com/".
>
>
> EXAMPLE:
>
> $ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo
> [updates]
> name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - Updates
> failovermethod=priority
> baseurl=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
> 	http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
> #mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=updates-released-f$releasever&arch=$basearch
> enabled=1
> gpgcheck=1
> gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-$basearch
>
>
>   
>> Hope this was helpful
>>
>> PS: We should have more mirrors in India, there is a lot of potential
>> for Fedora to grow there considering the economics of the region.
>>
>> --
>> Suvayu
>>
>> Open source is the future. It sets us free.
>>
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>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:54:42 -0700
> From: Aldo Foot <lunixer at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: stop stupidly telling people to do "yum clean all" when
> 	it's	not necessary
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement,	and advice for using
> 	Fedora." <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Message-ID:
> 	<3d22fc520909151454p15231a22j44666b08b04943eb at mail.gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 2:34 PM, Alan Evans <ame.fedora at gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>>> To clean the data about what's available to yum, simply use "yum clean
>>> metadata".
>>>
>>> People, stop issuing stupid advice.  Yes, it IS "stupid" advice, it's
>>> offering things without due thought.  That is what being stupid means.
>>>       
>> Well, I'm sorry that I'm stupid. In the future, if I think I might be
>> able to help someone, I'll just keep my mouth shut.
>>
>> Community assistance, indeed.
>>
>>     
> ___
>
> Don't be discourage or the OP will have achieved his goal. It's not the
> first time he calls someone stupid on this list. Who know why he feels
> entitled to such extreme and why he thinks every time his target will
> simply absorb the insult.  Not desirable at all.
>
> Don't give up on helping others. Instead consider citing sources that
> backup your statements or a short explanation like "do this... because"
> or a warning about what the action might do to a system. Sometimes
> it's better to take a bit of time and give a good advice rather than post
> pointlessly and respond to every message on this list.
>
> ~af
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:56:35 +0100
> From: Steve Searle <steve at stevesearle.com>
> Subject: Re: Understanding Local Networking - help please?
> To: Freddog_de at yahoo.co.uk, "Community assistance, encouragement,	and
> 	advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Message-ID: <20090915215635.GA5667 at jackdaw.stevesearle.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
> Around 10:34pm on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 (UK time), DB scrawled:
>
>   
>> Does anyone have any suggestions how to proceed??
>>     
>
> I'm no expert, but this might help move things on.
>
> I assume each machine can ping the router, as their Internet connextions
> work.  However, can each machine ping both other machines?
>
> Steve
>
>   




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