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fail when using yum repos

I’m currently working out a Dockerfile. So I am trying to build out a Centos base image and I get a failure when I try to use any yum packages. I’m not sure what the cause of this is.

I’ve already attempted to make the user root to see if that makes a difference but it doesn’t help the situation. I’ve also done a docker pull centos to recieve the latest version of centos.

I simplified the code and still the same error.

FROM centos

RUN yum install vim
#    curl -L | bash -s stable \
#    rvm install 2.3.1 \
#    rvm use 2.3.1 --default \
#    gem install rails 

I get an error that looks something like this

 One of the configured repositories failed (Unknown),
 and yum doesn't have enough cached data to continue. At this point the only
 safe thing yum can do is fail. There are a few ways to work "fix" this:

     1. Contact the upstream for the repository and get them to fix the problem.

     2. Reconfigure the baseurl/etc. for the repository, to point to a working
        upstream. This is most often useful if you are using a newer
        distribution release than is supported by the repository (and the
        packages for the previous distribution release still work).

     3. Run the command with the repository temporarily disabled
            yum --disablerepo=<repoid> ...

     4. Disable the repository permanently, so yum won't use it by default. Yum
        will then just ignore the repository until you permanently enable it
        again or use --enablerepo for temporary usage:

            yum-config-manager --disable <repoid>
            subscription-manager repos --disable=<repoid>

     5. Configure the failing repository to be skipped, if it is unavailable.
        Note that yum will try to contact the repo. when it runs most commands,
        so will have to try and fail each time (and thus. yum will be be much
        slower). If it is a very temporary problem though, this is often a nice

            yum-config-manager --save --setopt=<repoid>.skip_if_unavailable=true

Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: base/7/x86_64
Could not retrieve mirrorlist error was
14: curl#7 - "Failed to connect to 2001:1b48:203::4:10: Network is unreachable"
The command '/bin/sh -c yum install vim' returned a non-zero code: 1