Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 842031
'yum install' exits on unreachable repo with 'skip_if_unavailabe=1' set
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:23:15 EST
yum install xxx with one bad repository with skip_if_unavailable=1 aborts entirely instead of just skipping that bad repository.
Note in my case there is no 404, but:
[paul@bofh vala]$ sudo yum install vala
Loaded plugins: auto-update-debuginfo, langpacks, refresh-packagekit
http://download.lab.bos.redhat.com/devel/dmach/repos/XXXXXXX/fedora/17/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] curl#6 - "Couldn't resolve host"
Trying other mirror.
Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from XXXXXXX-fedora: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
because my VPN is down, it is not be able to resolve the internal only dns entry, so it should ignore this repository.
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #828658 +++
Present on RHEL5 too
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #769864 +++
Description of problem:
SSIA. 'yum update' does not have this problem, unreachable repos with skip_if_unavailable=1 are skipped
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up a repo:
baseurl=<url that is valid but returns 404>
2. run yum --disablerepo='*' --enablerepo test makecache
yum exits complaining that it can not download info for test repo:
$BASEURL: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404"
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: test. Please verify its path and try again
yum skips repo
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2012-01-12 07:19:39 EST ---
> Expected results: yum skips repo
You have enabled only one repo, and Yum did skip that. 'skip_if_unavailable=1' does not prevent Yum from printing error messages (that's intended).
Could you try '--enablerepo test --enablerepo other' too? This works upstream, but I don't have RHEL6 at hands. Thanks!
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2012-01-12 07:35:40 EST ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> > Expected results: yum skips repo
> You have enabled only one repo, and Yum did skip that. 'skip_if_unavailable=1'
> does not prevent Yum from printing error messages (that's intended).
This exactly does not work in RHEL:
# yum makecache ; echo $?
Loaded plugins: auto-update-debuginfo, refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin
[other repo metadata fetched]
<repo_URL>: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404"
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: <repo>. Please verify its path and try again
yum should ignore the error and keep going through the rest of the repos, it exits with 1 instead.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2012-06-11 21:22:41 EDT ---
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Reproduced this bug, both install+update are affected, will fix it shorty.. Thanks for the report!
*** Bug 844469 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've encountered this as well. We have a repo that is only reachable from within our network. From what I can see, with 'skip_if_unavailable=1' set for this repo, yum update/install/list/etc. works on rhel6 (yum-3.2.29-30.el6.noarch), but not on F17 (yum-3.4.3-28.fc17.noarch).
yum-3.4.3-29.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing yum-3.4.3-29.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
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then log in and leave karma (feedback).
yum-3.4.3-29.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.