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I have been trying to figure out a way to get my Scientific Linux box to upgrade to version 6.5. It's currently 6.4 and everytime I perform a yum update I get an error message (see below!). Can anyone tell me what needs to be done to get past this issue?

Some Stats:

  • Scientific Linux 32 bit - running on Lenovo Thinkpad 430 4GB RAM - 320GB HDD
  • No extras or addons at all, just plain install via CD/DVD which was done from around Nov. 2012

error message:

[triton@localhost ~]$ su
Password: 
[root@localhost triton]# yum update
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * elrepo: mirror.symnds.com
 * elrepo-extras: mirror.symnds.com
 * elrepo-kernel: mirror.symnds.com
 * epel: mirrors.ptd.net
 * epel-source: mirror.cogentco.com
 * rpmforge: mirror.rit.edu
 * rpmforge-extras: mirror.rit.edu
 * sl: ftp.scientificlinux.org
 * sl-addons: ftp.scientificlinux.org
 * sl-security: ftp.scientificlinux.org
http://dl.atrpms.net/src/el6.4-i386/atrpms/stable/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: atrpms-source. Please verify its path and try again
[root@localhost triton]# 
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As of right now, December 6th, 2013, 16:00 UTC, Scientific Linux hasn't released version 6.5. Redhat, CentOS and Oracle have released their 6.5 updates, but SL has not. Historically I'm under the impression they take a bit longer than CentOS and Oracle to vet the RHEL changes and port them over to their release.

https://www.scientificlinux.org/

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@SuperMagic's answer looks to be the correct one but I'll offer this tip for situations such as the one you're encountering.

When you get these messages when running yum update:

http://dl.atrpms.net/src/el6.4-i386/atrpms/stable/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: atrpms-source. Please verify its path and try again

The messages is pretty clearly telling you that the URL "http://dl.atrpms.net/src/el6.4-i386/atrpms/stable/repodata/repomd.xml" is 404. Additionally the repository "atrpms-source" isn't accessible.

You could disable that one repo prior to running the update like so:

$ yum update --disablerepo=atrpms-source
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Wow! Thank you both! Turns out it WAS the URL that was "404". There is no release of 6.5 yet for Scientific Linux, guess I'll just wait it out! Thanks again for the replies! –  Eddie G. Dec 13 '13 at 19:46
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