Fedora download site off-line

Hi all,

It’s come to my attention that the Red Hat-operated download site for Fedora is off-line and has been off-line all day. This will cause any installation of Virtualmin Professional (or anything else that uses yum) onto a Fedora system to fail with the following error, or something very similar:

Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: fedora-core

If you run into this problem, you can work around it, by modifying your yum configuration to use a different source for the OS portions of the system (fedora-core and fedora-updates, usually). This is configured in /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-core.repo and /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo.

My favorite mirror is mirrors.kernel.org, so I would comment out the mirrorlist option in each of these files and add a line like so:

For fedora-core:


And for fedora-updates:


This is probably best considered a temporary solution, and should be switched back once Red Hat gets their server(s) back online.

Hope this helps anyone installing on Fedora during this trying time.