Satellite 5 repodata generation tasks never run

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  • clients not able to see updates
  • "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository" error on client after cleaning old repodata
  • channel repodata never get regenerated
  • error message like the following in /var/log/rhn/rhn_taskomatic_daemon.log:
        INFO  com.redhat.rhn.taskomatic.task.repomd.RepositoryWriter - Starting updateinfo generation for 'rhel-x86_64-server-5"
        INFO  com.redhat.rhn.taskomatic.task.repomd.RepositoryWriter - Checksum Type Value for generate updateinfo sha1
        ERROR com.redhat.rhn.taskomatic.task.ChannelRepodata - com.redhat.rhn.taskomatic.task.repomd.RepomdRuntimeException: /var/cache/rhn/repodata/rhel-x86_64-server-5/ (No such file or directory)


  • Red Hat Satellite 5

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