Installation Troubleshooting

This section provides a workaround for the following installation issues:

Installing EPEL

Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel. Please verify its path and try again

To fix this issue:

  1. In the /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo file, comment out all entries starting with mirrorlist=... and un-comment all entries starting with baseurl=.....

  2. In the /etc/yum.repos.d/epel-testing.repo file, comment out all entries starting with mirrorlist=... and un-comment all entries starting with baseurl=.....

After editing these files, install epel-release again.

Error: yum.pid

existing lock /var/run/yum.pid: another copy is running as pid 3104. Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit

To fix this issue, execute the following command:

rm -f /var/run/yum.pid