On RHN Satellite v5.4 can not generate repodata if channel checksum is null

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Issue

  • Created a new Satellite server on new hardware with a new hostname, this was installed as a 5.4 satellite server. Then did an rhn-satellite-export to an NFS share for the cloned channels only, and imported them onto the new Satellite server.

  • All appeared to work without error, but now in the  /var/cache/rhn/repodata/<channel name>/ can see a file called  noyumrepo.txt

    repodata/clone-rhel-x86_64-server-5
    :total 8
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 66 Dec 14 22:08 noyumrepo.txt
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite v5.4

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