Bug 445397 - Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: extracdinstaller.
Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: extracdinsta...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: releng (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dennis Gregorovic
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Reported: 2008-05-06 13:20 EDT by James Laska
Modified: 2013-09-02 02:25 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHEA-2008-0436
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-05-21 13:55:00 EDT
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2008-05-06 13:20 EDT, James Laska
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2008:0436 normal SHIPPED_LIVE new package: redhat-release for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 2008-05-21 13:54:49 EDT

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Description James Laska 2008-05-06 13:20:44 EDT
Description of problem:

The Supplementary tree is missing a repodata/ directory in the root of the tree.

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


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL5.2-Server-20080430.0/x86_64
2. Login to gnome, and run
3. Click Next
Actual results:
Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository:
extracdinstaller. Please verify its path and try again

(see attached screenshot)

Expected results:

Additional info:

- It appears the presence of a repodata/ directory in the root of the tree fixes
this issue

- U1 has it ...

- U2 doesn't ...

If I mirror the U2 Supplementary, and run createrepo ... that fixes the issue
Comment 1 James Laska 2008-05-06 13:20:44 EDT
Created attachment 304663 [details]
Comment 3 James Laska 2008-05-06 13:47:38 EDT
NOTE: another fix appears to be modifying the autorun file as follows:

    2006-12-14 12:29:41.000000000 -0500
+++ /tmp/autorun        2008-05-06 13:46:09.000000000 -0400
@@ -8 +8 @@

This might help avoid duplication of the yum repodata directory.
Comment 5 Dennis Gregorovic 2008-05-07 15:55:57 EDT
x86_64 Server Supplementary now being two discs caused the distill logic to skip
over the top-level repodata creation.  I've checked in a fix in Distill.

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 13:55:00 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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