yum update command returns error "[Errno -3] Error performing checksum"

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Issue

  • After building repository on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, yum client gives "[Errno -3] Error performing checksum" and "[Errno 256] No more mirrors to try" errors:

    # yum update
    Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
    This system is not registered with RHN.
    RHN support will be disabled.
    XXXXXXX/primary                                                                                                                   | 871 kB     00:00     
    http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/repodata/primary.xml.gz: [Errno -3] Error performing checksum
    Trying other mirror.
    Error: failure: repodata/primary.xml.gz from XXXXXXX: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
    
  • checksum error from yum when using Satellite server

  • checksum error during yum update

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (yum client)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (yum server)

  • Red Hat Network Satellite

  • Red Hat Network

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