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CentOS 6 update issues

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I manage a few servers overseas that are running CentOS 6. When performing a yum update, it fails because it's trying to download from:

mirror.centos.org/centos/*6.6*/extras/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml

Which fails due to the fact that the entire 6.6 directory is empty on all of the mirrors I have checked. From what I can tell it should be using:

mirror.centos.org/centos/*6*/extras/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml

Does anyone have any idea why this would be happening? Obviously changing the CentOS-Base file to use 'baseurl' rather than 'mirrorlist' is a workaround, but I would prefer a more permanent solution, and would like to know why this is happening.

posted Oct 19, 2015 by anonymous

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Found on the internet -

In most cases you would expect mirrorlist to be defined rather than baseurl unless you want to be pointing to a specific repository.
I would suggest that you do a fresh install somewhere update it and then compare the files in /etc/yum.repos.d/ with your existing systems.

As examples of base and updates from one of the system

[base]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
mirrorlist= http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=os&infra=$infra
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6

#released updates
[updates]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates
mirrorlist=http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=$releasever&arch=$basearch&repo=updates&infra=$infra
#baseurl=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/$releasever/updates/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
answer Oct 19, 2015 by Luv Kumar
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I had something similar happen recently when upgrading a box from 6.6 to 6.7
I 'fixed' it by running 'yum clean all' first
I did think it odd at the time - but didn't get round to trying to find out why ...

answer Oct 19, 2015 by Ankit
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