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Here's what I get when I type it in via the command line:

[prompt]$ sudo yum install nginx
Loaded plugins: priorities, security, update-motd, upgrade-helper [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: nginx. Please verify its path and try again

I tried creating a /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo file as described here but got the same thing. Any ideas?

I'm running "Amazon Linux AMI release 2012.09".

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Never mind... nginx.repo existed but was empty. Deleting it seems to have fixed it.. – neubert Mar 26 '13 at 19:37
you should answer this yourself and accept the answer, to close this out. – Rich Homolka Mar 26 '13 at 20:24

I also caught that problem, try this:

vim /etc/yum.repos.d/nginx.repo

Change the repo site:

name=nginx repo 


Please read the instructions completely:

Due to differences between how CentOS, RHEL, and Scientific Linux populate the $releasever variable, it is necessary to manually replace $releasever with either "5" (for 5.x) or "6" (for 6.x), depending upon your OS version.

See also:

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