Bug 248726 - Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository
Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-18 09:48 EDT by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:59 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-25 10:51:00 EDT
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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2007-07-18 09:48:14 EDT
Description of problem:

When I enable certain repositories (for example, updates-testing), I get
this really annoying error message.  The message is essentially
meaningless and offers no diagnosis of the problem, nor what I might
do to fix it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

# yum --version

How reproducible:

Many times when I use yum on lots of different machines.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable a repository.  (Sometimes you don't even need to do this).
2. yum update or yum install <package>
Actual results:

Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: <repo name>

Expected results:

yum should either carry out the action, or should deliver an error
message which makes sense and allows me to rectify the problem.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2007-07-18 09:54:24 EDT
Could you post the error message in the context where you're seeing it?
Comment 2 Richard W.M. Jones 2007-07-25 06:47:06 EDT
An example on a fully updated F7 system:

# yum --enablerepo=updates install gc
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
development               100% |=========================| 2.1 kB    00:00     
primary.sqlite.bz2        100% |=========================| 5.1 MB    00:21     
Error: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: updates
Comment 3 Seth Vidal 2007-07-25 10:51:00 EDT
okay, I've changed the output to be:

Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: updates. Please
verify its path and try again.

If you want more detail then you'll need to provide me with a suggestion on what
would be good b/c I don't know.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2007-08-24 01:34:29 EDT
yum-3.2.3-1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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