Yum Issues With EPEL

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After years of working just-fine, I have an automated script that manages yum for me at initial install time. Sometime within the last
48 hours, I get the error message

http://mirror.nexcess.net/epel/6/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno
-1] repomd.xml does not match metalink for epel Trying other mirror.

And this message repeats through all the mirrors, causing the load of the repomd to fail, and then the yum to fail. The resultant system becomes unusable because I need stuff from epel.

I find it difficult to believe that ALL mirrors are bad, unless it’s the base epel system that’s failed. Does anyone have some clue?

Clueless David in San Francisco

2 thoughts on - Yum Issues With EPEL

  • EPEL is having network problems right now. A workaround is to comment out mirrorlist in /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo and add a baseurl line pointing to a known good mirror.


  • Further, EPEL is provided by Fedora. Fedora’s mirror system is currently having hiccups. http://status.fedoraproject.org/

    I dropped by their admin IRC and it’d seem they have some network issues that they hope to have fixed by the end of the weekend.