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Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

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Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

Rising Star

when I try to use yum to update or install some packages, I get this error. .

"http://public-repo-1.hortonworks.com/HDP/centos6/2.x/updates/2.3.2.0/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 7 - "couldn't connect to host" Trying other mirror. Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

I am working on HDP 2.3.4 Sandbox deployed on a CentOS 6 server which is behind the proxy. The server has internet access. I can ping google.com , for example.

the contents of /etc/yum.repos.d looks like this:

1930-yumreposd.png

Any workaround regarding this issue would be highly appreciated!

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Re: Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

Rising Star

@Neeraj Sabharwal

Resolved: The problem was related to proxy Authentication. So, I installed and configured CNTLM to access ISA Proxy Server on Centos 6.

Look at the article :

http://wingloon.com/2014/04/11/how-to-install-and-configure-cntlm-to-access-isa-server-on-centos-6-5...

1.Install and configure cntlm

2. configure yum to use through ISA Proxy

  • vi /etc/yum.conf

add a line:

proxy=http://127.0.0.1:3128/

  • vi .bash_profile

add :

export http_proxy=http://localhost:3128/

export https_proxy=${http_proxy}

export ftp_proxy=${http_proxy}

  • logoff root and login again
  • yum clean all
  • yum install XXXX

yum update, yum repolist or yum install now works fine

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Re: Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

@Kibrom Gebrehiwot

Verify the content of repo files. I am able to run the repolist. It looks like that you have changed the repo files. In case you have not changed it then retry the operation

[root@sandbox ~]# yum repolist

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities

Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile

* base: mirrors.unifiedlayer.com

* epel: mirror.symnds.com

* extras: mirror.beyondhosting.net

* updates: reflector.westga.edu

repo id repo name status

HDP-2.3 HDP-2.3 175

HDP-UTILS-1.1.0.20 HDP-UTILS-1.1.0.20 43

Updates-ambari-2.1.2 ambari-2.1.2 - Updates 6

base CentOS-6 - Base 6,575

epel Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - x86_64 11,992

epel-apache-maven maven from apache foundation. 2

extras CentOS-6 - Extras 50

puppetlabs-deps Puppet Labs Dependencies El 6 - x86_64 77

puppetlabs-products Puppet Labs Products El 6 - x86_64 544

sandbox Sandbox repository (tutorials) 2

updates CentOS-6 - Updates 1,063

repolist: 20,529

[root@sandbox ~]#

Re: Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

Rising Star

@Neeraj Sabharwal

Thanks for your prompt response:

out put of the command yum repolist looks like this: "Network is unreachable"

1942-network-unreachable.png

Is there anything that I should configure on the proxy?

N.B. I can resolve global IP addresses

$ ping google.com

PING google.com (216.58.212.110) 56(84) bytes of data.

then it stacks here.

Re: Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

@Kibrom Gebrehiwot Did you modify the repo files? It should not be talking to dev2.hortonworks.com.

cd /etc/yum.repo.d

See this

1935-screen-shot-2016-02-09-at-20255-am.png

Re: Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

Rising Star

I didn't modify any of the repo files. All the outputs are the same as yours.

1943-repofiles.png

Re: Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

Expert Contributor
Did you get anything on running grep -ir dev2 /etc/yum.repos.d ?

Re: Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

@Kibrom Gebrehiwot

sandbox.repo:baseurl=http://dev2.hortonworks.com.s3.amazonaws.com/repo/dev/master/utils/

mv sandbox.repo sandbox.repo.1

This should resolve the issue

Re: Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

@Kibrom Gebrehiwot Looking at errors....Looks like you are having trouble getting to any of those repo. I see your ping google.com works fine

try to run

wget https://community.hortonworks.com/storage/temp/1943-repofiles.png

See if it works or not

Re: Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

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@Kibron Gebrehiwot

could you rename your current HDP.repo to eg mv HDP.repo XXXHDP.repo.BCK

the run these 2 commands as root

# yum clean metadata

# yum clean all

Then recreate the HDP.repo with the attached contents don't change anything and then run

# yum repolist

Then retry

Re: Error: "Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: HDP-2.3. Please verify its path and try again"

Rising Star

@Geoffrey Shelton Okot

I did all what you suggested me. But no luck yet.

Please, Have a look at the output of your suggested workaround: it seems the issue is related to network or proxy configuration. Any suggestion on the necessary network/proxy configurations?

1947-yumrepolist.png

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