Yum Stopped Working on Yellow Dog Linux 6.2 for PS3

I installed Yellow Dog Linux 6.2 on my PS3 this past weekend. The updater yum worked initially, but it stopped working on Sunday. I found that the problem is the server hosting mirrorlist is down. The workaround is to specify the base server manually. By editing the yum repo files, yum is working again.

In order to edit these files, you need to get root privilege first. In a terminal window, type su, press enter key and type the root’s password. Change directory to /etc/yum.repos.d. Use your favorite editor and edit the following 3 files.

yellowdog-base.repo

#generated by system-config-ydlnet
[base]
name=Yellow Dog Linux 6.2 Base
baseurl=http://ftp.yellowdoglinux.com/pub/yellowdog/yum/6.2/base/
#mirrorlist=http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/resources/yd62-base-mlist
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

yellowdog-extras.repo

#generated by system-config-ydlnet
[extras]
name=Yellow Dog Linux 6.2 Extras
baseurl=http://ftp.yellowdoglinux.com/pub/yellowdog/yum/6.2/extras/
#mirrorlist=http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/resources/yd62-extras-mlist
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

yellowdog-updates.repo

#generated by system-config-ydlnet
[updates]
name=Yellow Dog Linux 6.2 Updates
baseurl=http://ftp.yellowdoglinux.com/pub/yellowdog/yum/6.2/updates/
#mirrorlist=http://www.terrasoftsolutions.com/resources/yd62-updates-mlist
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

Note that I use the Yellow Dog Linux version 6.2, if you use other versions, you need to modify the files accordingly.

  • D n t

    Hiya

    I just installed ydl6.2 on my ps3 but haven’t had time to do much more. Is there a way to install yum or is it already installed?

    • amida168

      yum is preinstalled.

  • thewick

    I did this and it fixed some of my problems but it caused the add/remove programs to stop working. Says something about not being able to retrieve list or something. Any help?

    • amida168

      The support for Yellowdog is really bad. The urls are not working now. I am thinking to move to Fedora 10. Wonder if the support is better for Fedora 10.