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how to remove wrong repository

asked 2016-06-20 20:51:23 -0500

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updated 2016-06-21 04:22:54 -0500

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hi, I just moved from Ubuntu to Fedora, and I tried to install driver, and out of a habit, I did this

sudo dnf --add-repo ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi

and yes, it's Ubuntu way, not Fedora.. anyway.. now, everytime that I'm using dnf, I get this message

[noam@localhost-localdomain ~]$ sudo dnf update
Repository 'hanipouspilot_rtlwifi': Error parsing config: Error parsing "baseurl = ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi": URL must be http, ftp, file or https not "ppa"
Last metadata expiration check: 0:20:29 ago on Tue Jun 21 03:30:15 2016.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.

(same with install, remove, and autoremove, etc..)

is someone know how to fix that? I'm tried for a long time without any succes.. I will be glad for any help :)

Thanks, Noam

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Check out /etc/yum.repos.d/. Very helpful to get to know the files and their content in this directory...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-06-20 22:32:32 -0500 )edit

yes, it's fixed the problem just great :) I'll remember that directory for next time, it's seem like a useful directory P:

noammo gravatar imagenoammo ( 2016-06-20 23:18:30 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-06-20 21:21:14 -0500

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updated 2016-06-20 22:51:50 -0500

$ sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/hanipouspilot_rtlwifi.repo

Are you sure you added that repo using dnf --add-repo? Because the proper way should be dnf config-manager --add-repo.


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oh.. yes I'm added with config-manager, just forgot to write it here.. my mistake..

anyway - it's works! Thanks!!

noammo gravatar imagenoammo ( 2016-06-20 21:30:37 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-06-20 21:31:45 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora. The Fedora Documentation says that you can disable a repo by running this command as root:

dnf config-manager --set-disabled repository…

The repo data will still be there, but it won't get used again unless you specifically enable it, either permanently or for that specific dnf action.

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thanks, and yes, i tried this, but it write that this is not a valid repo. (...URL must be http, ftp, file or https not "ppa"... anyway.. /etc/yum.repos.d/ was very useful in this situation :)

noammo gravatar imagenoammo ( 2016-06-20 23:11:33 -0500 )edit

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