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I am using a system with an i5 processor and CentOS 7 os. In order to setup a remote session with OEM for troubleshooting session, I wanted to install the TeamViewer application on my system.

I followed the instructions as per TeamViewer website and ran a command

sudo yum install -y epel-release

But unfortunately, the command gives error as below

could not resolve the host,archieve

On further referring to online forums, I ran the code

sudo yum update

The above command is also showcasing error 'could not resolve the host,archieve'

Later, I checked the internet connection, connected to my mobile usb tethering. The Firefox browser was fetching website details properly.

I probed ping command and typed

ping 8.8.8.8

The above command outputs

destination host not reachable

I even disabled firewallD.

What might be the issue with ping 8.8.8.8 not working despite a proper internet connection?

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Can you please check the file /etc/resolv.conf and see if the nameserver entries are added. Try adding the below entries in file /etc/resolv.conf

nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 1.1.1.1
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  • Thanks ping 8.8.8.8 is responding, but outer problem i.e. yum update is still exhibiting 'could not resolve host: archieve' error. Can you sort this out? I was under the impression pinging 8.8.8.8 will solve this. Nov 3 '21 at 9:48
  • I suspect it has something to do with the base URL in any of the repo file is not responding. Can you please provide a full screenshot of the error?
    – Harijith R
    Nov 3 '21 at 10:01
  • yes you are right. When I check the base url in repo file it was referring to www.archiver.com/CentOS/7.3.1611. I visited the website but it was displaying unrelated stuff. How to overcome this and change it to updated CentOS-Base.repo? Nov 3 '21 at 10:10
  • Issue is sorted out by commenting the archiver link and uncommenting mirrorlist list. Thanks for your support. Nov 3 '21 at 10:23
  • Glad I could help :)
    – Harijith R
    Nov 3 '21 at 10:42

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