Receiving "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: rhel-x86_64-server-6" when using yum-rhn-plugin from Oracle linux repository

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Cannot download updates from Red Hat Network (RHN)
  • yum repolist fails, mentioning repomd.xml:
Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: rhel-x86_64-server-6. Please verify its path and try again
  • yum repolist succeeds, but shows zero packages available:
repo id              repo name                                            status
rhel-x86_64-server-6 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6 for 64-bit x86      0
repolist: 0


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Network Classic
  • yum-rhn-plugin not shipped by Red Hat

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