Description of problem:
[root@localhost tmp]# wget google.com
Resolving google.com... failed: No such file or directory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I could only try this once.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a correctly working FC4 installation.
2. Upgrade fedora-release package with rpm.
3. Run 'yum update' without errors and have a FC5 installation with this problem.
[root@localhost tmp]# uname -a
Linux foo 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 #1 Tue Mar 14 15:48:33 EST 2006 i686 athlon
[root@localhost tmp]# rpm -q fedora-release wget yum
Duhhh, sorry, I am not being very clear.
The problem was the "nisplus" in the hosts line in /etc/nsswitch.conf.
hosts: files nisplus dns
After removing nisplus there, both wget and 'yum update' worked again.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 186592 ***