11.3.0 build 8 released, for XO-1.75, XO-1.5 and XO-1

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 18:10:17 EDT 2011

On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Oct 02 2011, Chris Ball wrote:
>> Yum doesn't work here on os8 for xo-1.75, it gives:
>> Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: fedora.
>> I discovered that "sed -ei 's/https/http/g' /etc/yum.repos.d/*.repo"
>> fixes the problem; maybe we're not shipping the https cert or something.
> Dennis Gilmore worked it out on IRC -- my clock wasn't in the right
> year, with the result that the SSL cert wasn't in its valid range.
> (It's a shame the error from yum doesn't distinguish between a simple
> 404 and an SSL transaction error.)
> So, if you see the above error and no-one else seems to be having
> problems, check your system date.  :)

Yes, I discovered this week we don't ship any form of ntpdate or means
of setting the hw clock via ntp with the XO releases, the other thing
was also dig/host/nslookup. Any reasons for missing those useful


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