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I've been having issued with yum for a while, then I disabled all the extra repositories and it started working fine. My problem is I'm trying to get dropbox installed and they don't have an rpm for fedora 8 so I have to go through the whole configure thing. This tells me I need libnautilus-extension.

But that's in the development repo which doesn't work for me. Every time I enable it I get checksum errors. Here's my fedora-development.repo :

name=Fedora - Development
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-test file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/R

Any ideas?

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Could try

yum clean all

other wise try explicitly defining the development repo see:

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I assume that by "getting checksum errors" you mean having yum complain that the checksum of some downloaded files doesn't match. You're probably hitting a mirror with corrupted files. Have you tried commenting out the mirrorlist line and uncommenting the baseurl line?

However, please be aware that you run a good chance of borking your system completely if you pull in packages from rawhide if you're three major versions away (you're 8, rawhide is 11). The dependency tree pulled in will be massive, and even if depedency resolution won't fail complaining about missing dependencies you will have most likely a malfunctioning desktop environment.

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As others have pointed out, Fedora 8 is end-of-lifed since I believe September. Fedora 9 is about to reach EOL when Fedora 11 is released. Is there a specific reason you are running such an old version instead of one of the current versions which both provide in the nautilus-extensions package.

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