When installing the package with yum install, the error "IOError: <urlopen error unknown url type: media>" prompted.

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When running yum install pkg-name, an error is found and we cannot run the command successfully.

# yum install zsh
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for zsh to pack into transaction set.
media://1250663123.136977%231/zsh-4.2.6-3.el5.i386.rpm: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error unknown url type: media>
Trying other mirror.
Error: failed to retrieve zsh-4.2.6-3.el5.i386.rpm from server
error was [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error unknown url type: media>


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 and 5.1

  • A package repository is set up locally

  • The system is not registered to RHN

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