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Oracle Linux: Cannot Update System Because Repository Metadata Is Missing (Doc ID 2171706.1)

Last updated on MAY 21, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

When trying to update the security packages using a local repository, if the updateinfo.xml.gz is missing, the yum update --security will not install any packages.

Output from the host that is trying to update the security packages:


[root@localhost~]# yum update --security
Loaded plugins: security, ulninfo
Setting up Update Process
Resolving Dependencies
Limiting packages to security relevant ones
No packages needed for security; 2 packages available

In this output, two packages are available but are not listed.

Cause

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