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I have a new install of Centos 6.3 64 bit and receive this error when I try to do a yum erase of any httpd.

Could not retrieve the mirrorlist http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6&arch=x86_64&repo=os error was 14: PYCURL ERROR 77 - "Problem with the SSL CA Cert (path? access rights?)" Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: base. Please verify its path and try again.

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Are you behind a firewall? –  ewwhite Jan 25 '13 at 19:00
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Have you done any basic troubleshooting like verifying network settings are correct, you can ping the gateway, you can resolve mirrorlist.centos.org, you can ping the external IP? I would post the output of the following commands: ip addr, ip route, ping mirrorlist.centos.org. –  Andy Shinn Jan 25 '13 at 19:13
    
Look at this RedHat issue. Seems similar. commandlinefu.com/commands/view/11877/… –  JakeGould May 13 at 4:11

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it is possible your /etc/pki/tls/certs/ is messed up. Back up all files in there first, and then download new certificate bundle, as described here:

curl http://curl.haxx.se/ca/cacert.pem -o /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt
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...and once yum works again, reinstall the ca-certificates package. –  Dennis Kaarsemaker Jan 25 '13 at 22:00

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