yum update error failed to retrieve repodata/filelists.xml.gz from ol6_x86_64_latest
When performing an update through yum I received the following error.
---> Package redhat-lsb-core.x86_64 0:4.0-7.0.1.el6 will be installed ol6_x86_64_latest/filelists | 28 MB 00:39 ol6_x86_64_latest/filelists | 28 MB 00:45 Error: failed to retrieve repodata/filelists.xml.gz from ol6_x86_64_latest error was [Errno -1] Metadata file does not match checksum You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
The error was still present after trying both suggested work arounds. Yum uses a cache to speed operations and this cache can become corrupt overtime. In the case of the error above clearing the Yum cache and rebuilding it solved the problem.
To clear the yum cache use the clean all command.
[root@wrath ~]# yum clean all Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin, security Cleaning repos: ol6_x86_64_latest Cleaning up Everything [root@wrath ~]#
Next rebuild the cache with the makcache command
[root@wrath ~]# yum makecache Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin, security ol6_x86_64_latest | 1.4 kB 00:00 ol6_x86_64_latest/group | 1.1 MB 00:01 ol6_x86_64_latest/filelists | 28 MB 00:37 ol6_x86_64_latest/updateinfo | 540 kB 00:00 ol6_x86_64_latest/primary | 26 MB 00:42 ol6_x86_64_latest/other | 191 MB 05:46 ol6_x86_64_latest 20831/20831 ol6_x86_64_latest 20831/20831 ol6_x86_64_latest 20831/20831 Metadata Cache Created [root@wrath ~]#
After running the makecache you should now be able to perform a yum update without error.