Feora 14 remix yum repos


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by mrrobaloba » Thu May 31, 2012 4:43 pm
Hi,

First post from me...
As I have a bit of experience with RHEL type OS's I am keen to get Fedora up and running. Tried an overnight of Fedora 17 arm and had lots of trouble with it so I have now installed Fedora 14 remix.

Initial impressions good. It boots and appears stable.

For me "startx" failed to sucessfully load X but "init 5" did work. This might help if youre stuck with that one.

As for yum. It seems set to look for a mirror list which in turn looks for:
http://files.velocix.com/c1410/fedora/1 ... es/arm/os/
and
http://scotland.proximity.on.ca/raspber ... es/arm/os/

The first is dead and the second just has OS updates so no luck there.

Other option is to compile programs from source... but this revealed that even GCC was missing.

So I googled and the best solution I could find was to manually set up an alternate repo. The only one I could find that might work was:
http://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/fedora.red ... ing/arm/os

(Use instructions here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/rhel5-fed ... itory.html)
This one does seem to work.

First thing I have done is to install GCC.

Hopefully I'll now be able to get mplayer installed and get on with my internet Radio project!


Hope this info helps others!

Rob
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by bazza14 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:24 am
mrrobaloba wrote:Hi,

First post from me...
As I have a bit of experience with RHEL type OS's I am keen to get Fedora up and running. Tried an overnight of Fedora 17 arm and had lots of trouble with it so I have now installed Fedora 14 remix.

Initial impressions good. It boots and appears stable.

For me "startx" failed to sucessfully load X but "init 5" did work. This might help if youre stuck with that one.

As for yum. It seems set to look for a mirror list which in turn looks for:
http://files.velocix.com/c1410/fedora/1 ... es/arm/os/
and
http://scotland.proximity.on.ca/raspber ... es/arm/os/

The first is dead and the second just has OS updates so no luck there.

Other option is to compile programs from source... but this revealed that even GCC was missing.

So I googled and the best solution I could find was to manually set up an alternate repo. The only one I could find that might work was:
http://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/fedora.red ... ing/arm/os

(Use instructions here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/rhel5-fed ... itory.html)
This one does seem to work.

First thing I have done is to install GCC.

Hopefully I'll now be able to get mplayer installed and get on with my internet Radio project!


Hope this info helps others!

Rob


Yes I was disappointed to find this as well but lacking your determination I took the easy way out and went with the Debian image, their repo is full on.
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by KeithSinclair » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:13 pm
Thanks for this, just what I needed and did the trick
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