I bought a VPS the other day from a company I'm not going to mention due to crappy support and laggy servers. I'm going to finish the month out, but I would like justification as to why when I type "yum update" I get this response:
Could not retrieve mirrorlist mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=5&arch=i386&repo=os error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: base. Please verify its path and try again
I think it has something to do with during setup I entered my DNS servers as "ns1" and "ns2". I didn't add my domain URL, so I think this is a DNS problem.
If you see your own nameservers and they're not set up properly that certainly could be a problem, but you should still have some default values in here being on a VPS. They should fix this for you or give you the information you need to fix it.
Yeah I think they're going to have to deal with that for you unless you want to work around them. Unfortunately I'm no DNS expert, just bored. That's why we pay people to handle those details for me haha
Shutting down interface venet0: [ OK ]
Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ]
SIOCGIFFLAGS: No such device
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface venet0: WARN : [ipv6_add_route] Unknown error
[ OK ]
Got that on network
If that's how it's come preconfigured, and you've not done anything to modify it, then get back to your provider with the above results (and ask them to sell you a car without square wheels this time )