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As I run yum makecache on Centos-6.1, I get this error:

epel-source/other_db                                                          | 1.6 MB     00:40
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el6/en/mirrors-rpmforge error was
14: PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404"
http://apt.sw.be/redhat/el6/en/x86_64/rpmforge/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404"
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: rpmforge. Please verify its path and try again

So, there is a problem with rpmforge and in fact http://apt.sw.be is down. Any way to fix that?

  • please see updated version of my answer – George Udosen Dec 5 '16 at 19:55
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Download the appropriate rpmforge package here if you need the source.

Then run this for 64 bit:

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

And for 32 bit:

wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm
rpm -Uvh rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm

Add the key for the above repo:

wget http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
rpm --import RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt

Go here for more information and here for the same repo as yours which is older than the former given above.

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  • So, should I remove the rpmforge* from /etc/yum.repo.d ? – mahmood Dec 5 '16 at 19:12
  • no the system should do it for you. – George Udosen Dec 5 '16 at 19:19
  • please see updated version of my answer – George Udosen Dec 5 '16 at 19:55
  • Still after 10 hours, I am not able to see http://packages.sw.be. Do you? It doesn't either working on web browser. Just want to know if it is my problem (network) or not. – mahmood Dec 6 '16 at 6:27
  • let me install it myself and get back to you, sorry for the situation – George Udosen Dec 6 '16 at 7:19

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