Yum update error in fedora 19

January 10, 2015 1.1k views

I meet the following problem when run "yum update " in the terminal:

One of the configured repositories failed (Unknown),
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:

  1. Contact the upstream for the repository and get them to fix the problem.

  2. Reconfigure the baseurl/etc. for the repository, to point to a working
    upstream. This is most often useful if you are using a newer
    distribution release than is supported by the repository (and the
    packages for the previous distribution release still work).

  3. Disable the repository, so yum won't use it by default. Yum will then
    just ignore the repository until you permanently enable it again or use
    --enablerepo for temporary usage:

yum-config-manager --disable <repoid>

  1. Configure the failing repository to be skipped, if it is unavailable. Note that yum will try to contact the repo. when it runs most commands, so will have to try and fail each time (and thus. yum will be be much slower). If it is a very temporary problem though, this is often a nice compromise:

yum-config-manager --save --setopt=<repoid>.skipifunavailable=true

Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: poptop-stable/19

How can I fix it ?

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This question was answered by @gndo:

I would recommend updating the repo metadata

yum makecache fast

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