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Oracle Linux: Unable to Synchronize Ksplice Repositories to Spacewalk (Doc ID 2432615.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.11 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When synchronizing repositories on a spacewalk server, one may get the following error:

Sync started: Sun Jul 1 01:37:00 2018
['/usr/bin/spacewalk-repo-sync', '--channel', 'ol6_x86_64_ksplice', '--type', 'yum']
Repo URL: uln:///ol6_x86_64_ksplice
ERROR: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: ol6_x86_64_ksplice. Please verify its path and try again
Sync completed.
Total time: 0:00:01

 

In addition, one cannot see the respective ksplice channels listed on the ULN site for the corresponding releases (in below list) any more.

Ksplice for Oracle Linux 5 (x86_64)
Ksplice for Oracle Linux 6 (x86_64)
Ksplice for Oracle Linux 7 (x86_64)

 

The error can appear in any of the following scenarios:

1. Adding new ksplice repositories to the spacewalk server

2. Ksplice repositories were added long time ago but suddenly synchronization stopped working

Changes

In the first scenario the customer may have recently added new ksplice channels as part of the new repositories presented to the spacewalk server.

In the second scenario the customer had not performed any recent changes.

Cause

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