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Yum error, unable to update

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I get the following error when updating. This problem has been here fow a few days now. Code: [root@smooth ~]# yum update Loaded plugins: dellsysidplugin2, refresh-packagekit Traceback (most recent call last):   File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>     yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)   File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 311, in user_main     errcode = main(args)   File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 180, in main     result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands()   File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 349, in doCommands     self._getTs(needTsRemove)   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 100, in _getTs     self._getTsInfo(remove_only)   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 111, in _getTsInfo     pkgSack = self.pkgSack   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 702, in <lambda>     pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 538, in _getSacks     self.repos.populateSack(which=repos)   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 277, in populateSack     sack.populate(repo, mdtype, callback, cacheonly)   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 164, in populate     if self._check_db_version(repo, mydbtype):   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 222, in _check_db_version     return repo._check_db_version(mdtype)   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1222, in _check_db_version     repoXML = self.repoXML   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1386, in <lambda>     repoXML = property(fget=lambda self: self._getRepoXML(),   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1378, in _getRepoXML     self._loadRepoXML(text=self)   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1368, in _loadRepoXML     return self._groupLoadRepoXML(text, ["primary"])   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1351, in _groupLoadRepoXML     if self._commonLoadRepoXML(text):   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1197, in _commonLoadRepoXML     result = self._getFileRepoXML(local, text)   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 976, in _getFileRepoXML     cache=self.http_caching == 'all')   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 797, in _getFile     result = self.grab.urlgrab(misc.to_utf8(relative), local,   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 498, in <lambda>     grab = property(lambda self: self._getgrab())   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 493, in _getgrab     self._setupGrab()   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 482, in _setupGrab     self._grab = mgclass(self._grabfunc, self.urls,   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 655, in <lambda>     urls = property(fget=lambda self: self._geturls(),   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 652, in _geturls     self._baseurlSetup()   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 606, in _baseurlSetup     mirrorurls.extend(self._getMirrorList())   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1625, in _getMirrorList     print "Could not retrieve mirrorlist %s error was\n%s" % (url, e)   File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/codecs.py", line 351, in write     data, consumed = self.encode(object, self.errors) UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 178: ordinal not in range(128) Any help is appreciated (HowTos)