Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 205274
parser errors reported by yum cron job
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:55:23 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #191440 +++
// However, it was only reported as being a problem in FC4.
// It's also a problem in FC5.
Description of problem:
I frequently get output (mail) from the yum cron job with complaints
similar to these (just a sample):
//var/cache/yum/base/repomd.xml:26: parser error : Opening and ending tag misma\
tch: img line 26 and td
es/standard/images/pm-topright.gif' width='10' alt='' height='8' border='0'></t\
//var/cache/yum/base/repomd.xml:27: parser error : Opening and ending tag misma\
tch: td line 26 and tr
//var/cache/yum/base/repomd.xml:29: parser error : Opening and ending tag misma\
tch: img line 29 and td
/themes/standard/images/spacer.gif' alt='' width='6' height='60' border='0'></t\
I suppose this is not a bug in yum itself, but rather in the data it reads.
Never the less, I hope there's something to be done about it. This happens
with high frequency and affects (I gather) many machines.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
yum.noarch 2.4.1-1.fc4 installed
Turn on automatic update and wait.
Steps to Reproduce:
seem examples above
no complaints similar to those above
This looks like you're getting a mirror which isn't returning valid repodata --
what mirror are you pointed at?
I'm using the following (which are found in the configuration
given at http://www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware).
This usually means that you are pointing at a mirror with an out of
date/non-existent mirror. We've improved the mirror infrastructure somewhat to
avoid this with official fedora mirrors