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Oracle Linux: Yum Mirror Server Fails To Mirror Available Updates From The ULN Despite Having YUM-ULN-0.3.0-5 Or Higher Installed. (Doc ID 2602953.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.10 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12] and later
Linux x86-64


An Oracle Linux yum mirror server configured to mirror updates from the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) fails to mirror available updates, despite having the latest uln-yum-mirror package (version 0.3.0-5 or higher) installed.

Both Oracle Linux 6 and 7 clients of the yum mirror see available updates when checking with yum update info:

From an Oracle Linux 7 client:
 ~]# yum updateinfo
OL7_UEKR5_latest | 2.8 kB 00:00:00
OL7_latest | 3.4 kB 00:00:00
(1/5): OL7_UEKR5_latest/updateinfo | 13 kB 00:00:00
(2/5): OL7_latest/group_gz | 148 kB 00:00:00
(3/5): OL7_latest/updateinfo | 1.1 MB 00:00:00
(4/5): OL7_UEKR5_latest/primary_db | 12 MB 00:00:01
(5/5): OL7_latest/primary_db | 69 MB 00:00:02
Updates Information Summary: updates
32 Security notice(s)
6 Important Security notice(s)
20 Moderate Security notice(s)
6 Low Security notice(s)
92 Bugfix notice(s)
12 Enhancement notice(s)
updateinfo summary done

From an OL6 client :
~]# yum updateinfo
Loaded plugins: security, ulninfo, versionlock
OL6_UEKR4_latest | 2.8 kB 00:00
OL6_UEKR4_latest/primary_db | 77 MB 00:05
OL6_UEKR4_latest/updateinfo | 85 kB 00:00
OL6_latest | 3.4 kB 00:00
OL6_latest/primary_db | 102 MB 00:06
OL6_latest/updateinfo | 569 kB 00:00
Updates Information Summary: updates
4 Security notice(s)
3 Important Security notice(s)
1 Moderate Security notice(s)
4 Bugfix notice(s)
1 Enhancement notice(s)
updateinfo summary done

However no updates are installed when trying to update these clients, and the yum mirror server shows no increase in the number of files in its repositories or in the amount of space used on the server, even after re-running the uln-yum-mirror script to try to download the available updates.


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