What is the default yum configuration value of skip_if_unavailable in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8?

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Issue

  • What is the default state of skip_if_unavailable in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8?
  • When I installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, skip_if_unavailable was set to True, but after update it is False. Why is that the case?
  • The man yum.conf documentation indicates that skip_if_unavailable is set to True, but unavailable repos are causing updates to fail. Why is that the case?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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