Bad repomd.xml

Is this file corrupt?

Target: /srv/www/htdocs/repo/$RCE/SLES11-SP3-Updates/sle-11-x86_64
D /srv/www/htdocs/repo/$RCE/SLES11-SP3-Updates/sle-11-x86_64/.repodata/repomd.xml
SMT::Parser::RpmMdLocation Invalid XML in ‘/srv/www/htdocs/repo/$RCE/SLES11-SP3-Updates/sle-11-x86_64/.repodata/repomd.xml’:
not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1, column 0, byte 0 at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10.0/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/XML/ line 187
Finished downloading and parsing the metadata, going to download the rest of the files…
D /srv/www/htdocs/repo/$RCE/SLES11-SP3-Updates/sle-11-x86_64/.repodata/repomd.xml.asc
D /srv/www/htdocs/repo/$RCE/SLES11-SP3-Updates/sle-11-x86_64/.repodata/repomd.xml.key
=> Finished mirroring ‘$RCE/SLES11-SP3-Updates/sle-11-x86_64/
=> Total files : 3
=> Total transferred files : 3
=> Total transferred file size : 1621 bytes (1.58 KB)
=> Total linked files : 0
=> Total copied files : 0
=> Files up to date : 0
=> Errors : 1
=> Mirror Time : 00:00:01
=> New security updates : 0
=> New recommended updates : 0

Far from official but I see this just now started working again.

Agreed. I am able to mirror SLES11-SP3-Updates now.


same error today. no mirroring for i86_64 possible!?

I see that the repomd.xml file is gzip format that is the error. can someone do a gzip -d on the Server?


Hi Winfried,

thank you for that hint - I’m off-site, so I cannot verify, but brought your comment to our SUSE back-end’s attention.


Thank you to the gzip -d guy/girl. it works again.


Hi Wim,

thank you for the feedback, I passed that along as well :slight_smile: