"Cannot retrieve repository metadata" error on Satellite client system

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Issue

  • system registered to satellite isn't working
  • error when running yum command, like the following:

    # yum check-update 
    Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security 
    Error:
    Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository:
    rhel-i386-server-5. Please verify its path and try again 
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Network Satellite
  • New installation or upgrade of Satellite, or channel has recently been modified

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