Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 717052
subscription-manager uninstall leaves yum in a bad state
Last modified: 2011-12-06 12:15:23 EST
Description of problem:
When you uninstall subscription manager after using it, it leaves behind the redhat.repo file which is no longer being maintained by subscription manager. This could cause yum to break by the fact it is still pointing to repos that may or may not work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install subscription manager.
2. Use it so that your /etc/yum.repos.d/redhat.repo file is populated with repos
3. rpm -e subscription-manager
4. Install something else with yum.
Yum cannot run because redhat.repo is pointing to repos that don't work anymore.
the redhat.repo file is cleaned during the uninstall of subscription-manager.
This repoduces well with the candlepin testing data.
The fix for this is simple, during uninstall subscription-manager renames the redhat.repo file to redhat.repo-bak which disables the repo without loosing its contents. This effectively gets rid of these yum errors.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.