Spacewalk metadata not transfered to client

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I invite your assistance on this problem. I do not want to open a redhat ticket on Spacewalk.
I hope that is this the right forum ?

We are using Spacewalk to monitor some of our systems.
Actually, there are Exclamation mark in front of repository names on Client.
After clean cache on the client (yum clean all), "yum" cannot retrieve metadata from the SpaceWalk Server.
Client system shows 0 packages in base channel.

# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, rhnplugin, search-disabled-repos
This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or Red Hat Satellite.
repo id                                                                     repo name                                                                   status
dev_ppr-rhel-x86_64-server-7                                                dev_ppr-rhel-x86_64-server-7                                                 0
dev_ppr-rhel-x86_64-server-7-extras                                         dev_ppr-rhel-x86_64-server-7-extras                                          0
dev_ppr-rhel-x86_64-server-7-optional                                       dev_ppr-rhel-x86_64-server-7-optional                                        0
dev_ppr-rhel-x86_64-server-7-updates                                        dev_ppr-rhel-x86_64-server-7-updates                                         0
dev_ppr-rhel-x86_64-server-7-zabbix                                         dev_ppr-rhel-x86_64-server-7-zabbix                                          0
repolist: 0

I tried this documentation ( but it doesn't work.
After "yum check-update" command, I have the following error message

One of the configured repositories failed (Unknown),
 and yum doesn't have enough cached data to continue. At this point the only
 safe thing yum can do is fail. There are a few ways to work "fix" this:

     1. Contact the upstream for the repository and get them to fix the problem.

     2. Reconfigure the baseurl/etc. for the repository, to point to a working
        upstream. This is most often useful if you are using a newer
        distribution release than is supported by the repository (and the
        packages for the previous distribution release still work).

     3. Run the command with the repository temporarily disabled
            yum --disablerepo=<repoid> ...

     4. Disable the repository permanently, so yum won't use it by default. Yum
        will then just ignore the repository until you permanently enable it
        again or use --enablerepo for temporary usage:

            yum-config-manager --disable <repoid>
            subscription-manager repos --disable=<repoid>

     5. Configure the failing repository to be skipped, if it is unavailable.
        Note that yum will try to contact the repo. when it runs most commands,
        so will have to try and fail each time (and thus. yum will be be much
        slower). If it is a very temporary problem though, this is often a nice

            yum-config-manager --save --setopt=<repoid>.skip_if_unavailable=true

failed to retrieve repodata/repomd.xml from dev_ppr-rhel-x86_64-server-7
error was [Errno 14] HTTP Error 400 - Bad Request

Client system always shows 0 packages in base channel (Previously, I forced regeneration process after restart taskomatic service).

I tried out ideas :
- On the client system : yum clean all; rm -rf /var/cache/yum/*; rhn-profile-sync; yum update
- On the server SpaceWalk : spacewalk-service stop; rm -rf /var/cache/rhn/reposync/*; rm -rf /var/cache/rhn/repodata/*; rm -rf /var/cache/rhn/satsync/*; spacewalk-service start
- On the server SpaceWalk : Regenerate repo data for all channels : spacecmd softwarechannel_list; for i in spacecmd softwarechannel_list; do spacecmd softwarechannel_regenerateyumcache $i; done
- Add a new client

For information, I noticed that a taskomatic service no regenerate repodata after restart service. I am bound to force repodata regeneration.
In /var/log/rhn/rhn_taskomatic_daemon.log, I have the following message :

INFO: Initializing c3p0 pool... com.mchange.v2.c3p0.PoolBackedDataSource@a111cc3c [ connectionPoolDataSource -> com.mchange.v2.c3p0.WrapperConnectionPoolDataSource@226fcf3b [ acquireIncrement -> 3, acquireRetryAttempts -> 30, acquireRetryDelay -> 1000, autoCommitOnClose -> false, automaticTestTable -> null, breakAfterAcquireFailure -> false, checkoutTimeout -> 0, connectionCustomizerClassName -> com.redhat.rhn.common.db.RhnConnectionCustomizer, connectionTesterClassName -> com.mchange.v2.c3p0.impl.DefaultConnectionTester, debugUnreturnedConnectionStackTraces -> false, factoryClassLocation -> null, forceIgnoreUnresolvedTransactions -> false, identityToken -> 2uut749o7rg7up15sofpp|45a9cb94, idleConnectionTestPeriod -> 300, initialPoolSize -> 5, maxAdministrativeTaskTime -> 0, maxConnectionAge -> 0, maxIdleTime -> 300, maxIdleTimeExcessConnections -> 0, maxPoolSize -> 20, maxStatements -> 0, maxStatementsPerConnection -> 0, minPoolSize -> 5, nestedDataSource -> com.mchange.v2.c3p0.DriverManagerDataSource@135e2207 [ description -> null, driverClass -> null, factoryClassLocation -> null, identityToken -> 2uut749o7rg7up15sofpp|6c9ab334, jdbcUrl -> jdbc:postgresql:rhnschema, properties -> {user=******, password=******, driver_proto=jdbc:postgresql} ], preferredTestQuery -> select 'c3p0 ping' from dual, propertyCycle -> 0, testConnectionOnCheckin -> false, testConnectionOnCheckout -> true, unreturnedConnectionTimeout -> 0, usesTraditionalReflectiveProxies -> false; userOverrides: {} ], dataSourceName -> null, factoryClassLocation -> null, identityToken -> 2uut749o7rg7up15sofpp|5727e9b9, numHelperThreads -> 3 ]

Have you got an idea of this behavior ?

Thanks a lot


Hello Romain,

Are you using Satellite 5.x or the Upstream Spacewalk x.y? If you use Spacewalk, please specify the version number, and also drop your issue on a mailing list mentioned on would be a good idea.

If you use Satellite 5 I advise yo to open a support case.

Kind regards,

Jan Gerrit

Hello Jan,

Ok, thanks ! I just registered on this mailing list and i send email.

Thanks. Regards. Romain

Romain , do you fix this problem ?