PYCURL ERROR 6 - "Couldn't resolve host 'yum.oracle.com'"

(Doc ID 2363725.1)

Last updated on MARCH 07, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

Yum command fails with following error:

#yum repolist
Loaded plugins: security, ulninfo
http://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/UEKR4/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 6 - "Couldn't resolve host 'yum.oracle.com'"
Trying other mirror.
http://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/UEKR4/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 6 - "Couldn't resolve host 'yum.oracle.com'"
Trying other mirror.
http://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/latest/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 6 - "Couldn't resolve host 'yum.oracle.com'"
Trying other mirror.

 

Cause

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