RH: Satellite is not re-generating repodata for any channel






  • Red Hat Satellite is not re-generating repodata for any channel , How to fix and regenerate the repodata ?
  • On the Red Hat Satellite server repodata is missing under /var/cache/rhn/repodata/channel-label , even after restarting taskomatic service repodata is not getting generated
  • On the Red Hat Satellite client, yum fails with

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

  • Difference in Packages Count on satellite and on client for same channel



  • Red Hat Satellite
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)



Follow the steps bellow on your Red Hat Satellite server to force repodata generation for any problematic channel.

  • Schedule repodata re-generation task for taskomatic daemon using API:

# spacewalk-api --server=<your Satellite FQDN> --user=<admin user> --password=< paswword> channel.software.regenerateYumCache %session% <Channel Label>


Note: Replace satellite server hostname , username/password and channel label with proper values. If there is more than one affected channel, then run this command multiple time with different channel labels.

For eg: To re-generate repodata for rhn-tools-rhel-x86_64-server-6 channel you can use this command:

# spacewalk-api --server=satellite.example.com --user=admin --password=secret channel.software.regenerateYumCache %session% rhn-tools-rhel-x86_64-server-6


  • Force execution of the scheduled task

- Login to `RH Satellite` WebUi
- Click on `Admin` tab
- Click on `Task Schedules` on left hand menu
- Click on `Channel-repodata-bunch`
- Click on button "Single Run Schedule"


  • Monitor /var/log/rhn/rhn_taskomatic_daemon.log file for progress in repodata re-generation and confirm whether repodata files got created under /var/cache/rhn/repodata/channel-label directory or not.

# ls -l /var/cache/rhn/repodata/<channel-label>


Initially we can see files with .new extension which means that repodata re-generation is in progress. Once .new extension is removed which means that repodata generation is completed.

  • After the above steps are completed you can run the below mentioned commands on the client and confirm Channel contents are available to the client or not:

# yum clean all
# yum repolist



<< Source : Redhat Solution 319983 >>


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