Yum fails with [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found

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Issue

  • yum update fails with [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
  • yum repolist shows Red Hat repositories with zero packages available
  • yum upgrade fails with
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: rhel-i386-server-5. Please verify its path and try again
  • Fail to install packages
Error: failed to retrieve repodata/filelists.xml.gz from rhel-x86_64-server-5
error was [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: package-cleanup --problems
                        package-cleanup --dupes
                        rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
  • Installing a package with yum fails with the following errors:
# yum install openmotif
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
kde                       100% |=========================| 2.7 kB    00:00
kde/primary_db            100% |=========================|  95 kB    00:00
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/kde-redhat/redhat/5Server/i386/stable/repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno -3] Error performing checksum
Trying other mirror.
kde/primary_db            100% |=========================|  95 kB    00:00
http://apt.de.kde-redhat.org/kde-redhat/redhat/5Server/i386/stable/repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
kde/primary_db            100% |=========================|  95 kB    00:00
http://kdeforge2.unl.edu/kde-redhat/redhat/5Server/i386/stable/repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2: [Errno -3] Error performing checksum
Trying other mirror.
Error: failure: repodata/primary.sqlite.bz2 from kde: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
  • System fails to update with following error messages:
Error Downloading Packages:
  kernel-headers-2.6.18-274.17.1.el5.x86_64: failed to retrieve getPackage/kernel-headers-2.6.18-274.17.1.el5.x86_64.rpm from rhel-x86_64-server-5
error was [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
  libxml2-2.6.26-2.1.12.el5_7.2.x86_64: failed to retrieve getPackage/libxml2-2.6.26-2.1.12.el5_7.2.x86_64.rpm from rhel-x86_64-server-5
error was [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
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  • yum update is failing with
yum update
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/6Workstation/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404 :
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/6Workstation/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: virtualbox. Please verify its path and try again

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or above
  • Red Hat Network (RHN) Classic Hosted

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