Hi,

We have a mix of redhat and suse servers in our enviornment.
We use SuSE Manager 2.1, which has all the redhat/suse channels.

Since we patch the server often, we create a clone of the updates channel every month. We subscribe the server to be patched to this cloned channel and then patch it.
This ensures that all servers of a particular project are patched to the same level.

We still have RHEL5 servers in the environment so earlier this month we created a clone of "rhel-5-x86_64-updates" channel called "rhel-5-x86_64-updates_july_2016". Today we subscribed a server to this channel and tried to run the "yum list" command, but getting "Cannot retrieve repository metadata" error. Please suggest or point me in the right direction.


[root@dmt344 ~]# more /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.11 (Tikanga)

[root@dmt344 ~]# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite.
repo id repo name status
rhel-5-x86_64-epel rhel 5 x86_64 epel 17,397
rhel-5-x86_64-updates_july_2016 rhel5-x86_64-updates_july_2016 0
rhel-x86_64-server-5 RHEL x86_64 Server 5 0
rhel5-x86_64-5.9-baseiso rhel5-x86_64-5.9-baseiso 0
repolist: 17,397

[root@dmt344 ~]# yum list yum
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: rhel-5-x86_64-updates_july_2016. Please verify its path and try again


Thanks.