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Unable to download updates Fedora 29

asked 2018-12-01 11:40:27 -0500

VikeshBaid gravatar image

I have upgraded my fedora workstation from 28 to 29

I am getting following errors

failed to get updates for refresh: cannot update repo 'fedora-modular': Cannot prepare internal mirrorlist: Curl error(6): Couldn't resolve host name for not resolve host:]; Last error:Curl error(6):Couldn't resolve host name for not resolve host:]

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as of 11:52 local time for me, all the repos show to be online. are you behind a router that might be blocking. sounds like might be an issue with dns service from your internet service provider.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-12-01 11:53:52 -0500 )edit

can you tell me a way to fix it

VikeshBaid gravatar imageVikeshBaid ( 2018-12-01 12:14:41 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-12-02 09:32:34 -0500

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First answerer is basically correct; you can't resolve the name '' to an IP address. This is probably a local issue on that machine. A few questions:

  1. What DNS server (s) are you configured to use on that machine; 'cat /etc/resolv.conf'? (You don't have to show us, but you need the answer for the next step.)

  2. Can you ping the DNS server(s) in /etc/resolv.conf? You could add the (Google) nameserver mentioned above to /etc/resolv.conf with a line like:


and retry the update.

  1. To test name resolution, you can do (the 'host' command is included in the 'bind-utils' package, and, unfortunately, is not always installed by default):


If you have another machine that is otherwise working on the network, you could try and resolve this address from that machine and then just add it to the bottom of your local /etc/hosts file:


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answered 2018-12-01 12:42:09 -0500

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First of all be sure your network works. Can you surf the internet? Can you ping ?

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yes I can ping

VikeshBaid gravatar imageVikeshBaid ( 2018-12-02 01:41:50 -0500 )edit

And? Should we wait a couple of months before you decide to answer all questions in order to help you or what?

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-12-02 18:17:31 -0500 )edit

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