How to Fix "Metadata File Does Not Match Checksum" Issue When Yum Installs or Updates Package (Doc ID 1517453.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 6.3 [Release OL5 to OL6U3]
Oracle VM - Version 3.2.9 to 3.2.9 [Release OVM32]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

Scenario 1 :
The customer is unable to perform "yum install oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall".

The yum tries to download the latest metadata ("http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/latest/x86_64/repodata/primary.xml.gz" ) and rejects it with the error message "[Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum". Upon this, yum tries the next mirror where it encounters the same error and goes to the next mirror and so on until it have tried all mirrors and ends with "Error: failure: repodata/primary.xml.gz from ol6_latest: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try."

 

Cause

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