Error when running yum commands: 'Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml)'

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Issue

  • When running yum commands errors occur:
[root@computer /]# yum update
Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, subscription-manager
Updating Red Hat repositories.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: redhat-rhn-satellite-5.5-server-x86_64-6. Please verify its path and try again
[root@computer /]# yum list
Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, subscription-manager
Updating Red Hat repositories.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: redhat-rhn-satellite-5.5-server-x86_64-6. Please verify its path and try again

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • RHN Satellite 5.4.1
  • Customer Portal

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