Yum returns 'InstallMedia': Error parsing config: Error parsing "baseurl = 'file///media/RHEL-6.9 Server.x86_64'": URL must be http, ftp, file or https not ""

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x

Issue

  • The local yum repository created using installation media returns following error when any yum command is run:
'InstallMedia': Error parsing config: Error parsing "baseurl = 'file///media/RHEL-6.9 Server.x86_64'": URL must be http, ftp, file or https not ""

Resolution

  • : (colon) is missing in baseurl

Root Cause

  • Caused by missed ":" in the baseurl
# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/local.repo 
[InstallMedia]
name=Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
baseurl=file///media/RHEL-6.9\ Server.x86_64                <-----<< : is missing 
mediaid=1489025761.767832
metadata_expire=-1
gpgcheck=0
cost=500
  • Component
  • yum

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