Lately, I was trying to install Apache web server in Linux environment and got the following error.
[[email protected] ~]# yum install httpd Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=7&arch=x86_64&repo=os error was 14: curl#6 - "Could not resolve host: mirrorlist.centos.org; No address associated with hostname" One of the configured repositories failed (Unknown), and yum doesn't have enough cached data to continue. At this point the only safe thing yum can do is fail. There are a few ways to work "fix" this:
- Contact the upstream for the repository and get them to fix the problem.
- Reconfigure the baseurl/etc. for the repository, to point to a working
upstream. This is most often useful if you are using a newer distribution release than is supported by the repository (and the packages for the previous distribution release still work).
- Disable the repository, so yum won’t use it by default. Yum will then
just ignore the repository until you permanently enable it again or use --enablerepo for temporary usage: yum-config-manager --disable <repoid>
- Configure the failing repository to be skipped, if it is unavailable.
Note that yum will try to contact the repo. when it runs most commands, so will have to try and fail each time (and thus. yum will be be much slower). If it is a very temporary problem though, this is often a nice compromise: yum-config-manager --save --setopt=<repoid>.skip_if_unavailable=true Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base/7/x86_64 [[email protected] ~]#
This usually happens when the server can’t connect to the Internet because of can’t resolve to name server.
Take a look at /etc/resolv.conf file. I had following
; generated by /usr/sbin/dhclient-script search localdomain nameserver 126.96.36.199
Keep “search localdomain” at bottom, so something like below
; generated by /usr/sbin/dhclient-script nameserver 188.8.131.52 search localdomain
Save the file and try to perform yum. It was all good to me.
Note: nameserver may differ as shown in the example above. The point here is to keep localhost at bottom and thing should move.