ovs-offlinerepo Fails with "Unable to write out new repository list" Error

(Doc ID 943400.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version: 2.1.2 to 2.1.5 - Release: OVM212 to OVM215
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When you try to offline a repository with "ovs-offlinerepo", it fails as follows
# /usr/lib/ovs/ovs-offlinerepo -d 9635542DDAEA4C8EA4F9483C26515561 /dev/sdb
Updating local repository list
Unable to write out new repository list

Changes

You have recently made some modification to /etc/ovs/repositories.

Cause

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