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I don't have further information yet, but I am going to be troubleshooting this in the morning and I wanted to get a head-start. Is there any reason that a yum install (that worked fine yesterday) would fail after I set up basic authentication in Apache last night? I have searched with google and SF for almost an hour and can't find anything relevant.

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If that yum package is being retrieved from, or via that apache, then sure.

Check the apache logs to make sure that isn't the case.

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You were right. yum was connecting to another host to get updates. I changed the auth to be at a more specific level and all was fine. Thanks for attempting to help even though I gave insufficient info. – MJB Apr 30 '10 at 12:54

Exactly what did you "yum install"?

I can't really follow what the relationship beween your yum command, and an apache configuration is.

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We are using yum to install a locally created package. It was not anything related to Apache, and that is also why I am a little puzzled. – MJB Apr 29 '10 at 12:45
I can't immediatley see a link. What was the locally created package, and how does basic auth fail? anything in the logs? – Coops Apr 29 '10 at 13:42

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