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Old 18th July 2006, 08:25 PM
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Question Unable to retrieve software information

FC5 Installed successfully.
Add/Remove software comes up as Package Manager, but the "retrieving software information dialog box ends with bout 10% comple and the message box comes up woith the "Unable to retreive software information". Clicking the OK button, closes the Package Manager application. How do I fix this?

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Old 18th July 2006, 09:00 PM
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Do you have a network connection? It might be failing there.

Also, if you could, open a terminal and switch to root with the su command.

Then do a yum update and see if it works.
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Old 18th July 2006, 10:05 PM
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Yep, the network connection was properly configured. Had to re-enter the default gateway. Thanks for your help.
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Old 31st July 2006, 01:33 PM
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Hi, I had a similar problem, FC5 had been running for a month without real problems, but now I have the same "Unable to retreive software information" thing, and I do have an internet connection. yum update'ing in the terminal results in
"
# yum update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
dries [1/6]
macromedia [2/6]
http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/r...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: < urlopen error (111, 'Connection refused')>
Trying other mirror.
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: macromedia
failure: repodata/repomd.xml from macromedia: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try .
Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from macromedia: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
"
Is this just a matter of waiting for a while, til the repos do work? I don't seem to be able to change the repositories either.

Also, the Package Updater telling me
"Unable to retrieve software information. This could be caused by not having a network connection available."

I don't really care for the updates, but the package manager says the same thing, which keeps me from installing programs.

If I'd need to do the same thing LouArnold made it work with, how and where do I "re-enter the default gateway"?

Thank you,
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Old 31st July 2006, 05:30 PM
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I've never had to do it, myself, but I am pretty sure you can view/set your gateway with the route command.
http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man8/route.8.html
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Old 1st August 2006, 09:12 AM
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Hi, I managed to solve the problem by deleting one problematic Macromedia repository.
Apparently this repository didn't work, and then blocked the rest, which is something I wouldn't know how it happens, since it worked first. Lesson I learned, don't use bad repositories.
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Old 13th May 2007, 08:25 AM
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I'm having the same problem with the 'unable to retrieve software info', but with a different error when i enter yum update in the command line

[root@localhost ~]# yum update
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...re-6&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 14] HTTP Error 500: Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 07:25:04 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.4 (Fedora)
Content-Length: 632
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
Connection: close

Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: core
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Old 13th May 2007, 08:33 AM
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You're quite late to the party and obviously haven't been reading other threads:

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...d.php?t=155028

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...d.php?t=155031

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...d.php?t=155029

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...d.php?t=155032

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Old 17th May 2011, 04:27 PM
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Re: Unable to retrieve software information

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Originally Posted by h3rman View Post
Hi, I managed to solve the problem by deleting one problematic Macromedia repository.
Apparently this repository didn't work, and then blocked the rest, which is something I wouldn't know how it happens, since it worked first. Lesson I learned, don't use bad repositories.
regards,
h3rman
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