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Taking too much time for System Update

asked 2013-09-21 13:14:50 -0500

Tushar Rahsut Hartus gravatar image

updated 2013-09-21 18:46:01 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

What is happening to the servers of Fedora. When I try to put a command "sudo yum update" then it is taking too much time to update the system. My network speed also decreases significantly. The terminal is saying "trying other mirror" continuously. Couple of days ago while updating the system I didn't have such problem but now when I install a fresh copy of Fedora 19 (32 bit) at the time of updating the system the problem occurs. What can I do ? My internet connection is ok and It didn't have any problem couple of days ago. My network connection is still working fine in other OS such as windows.

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answered 2013-09-22 02:09:52 -0500

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You could try as root this command:

yum clean all

What is also very helpful, is to install the yum plugin for finding the fastest fedora-mirror:

yum install yum-plugin-fastest-mirror

If both does not help, you really need to wait.

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In Fedora 19: from sudo yum install yum-plugin-fastest-mirror, I get No package yum-plugin-fastest-mirror available.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2013-09-22 04:16:08 -0500 )edit

sorry it is called yum-plugin-fastestmirror

Pascal76 gravatar imagePascal76 ( 2013-09-23 00:07:34 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-09-21 13:19:46 -0500

hmaarrfk gravatar image

I occasionally get these problems and try a sudo yum clean all when it happens

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The mirrors are sometimes out of sync. Try again later. There's nothing wrong with the mirrors. It's a temporary state that cannot be avoided.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-09-21 18:50:03 -0500 )edit

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