How to configure EPEL7 (xz compression not available)


I’m trying to add an EPEL7 channel in SUSE Manager 2.1 for CentOS 7 hosts that I’ll maintain. We have Suse Manager Expanded Support for Red Hat / CentOS support.

I added the channel and repository as usual, but syncing fails because of xz compression.

/var/log/rhn/reposync/epel7-x86_64.log has

['/usr/bin/spacewalk-repo-sync', '--channel', 'epel7-x86_64', '--type', 'yum', '--non-interactive', ''] Unexpected error: <class 'yum.Errors.MiscError'> Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/spacewalk/satellite_tools/", line 173, in sync self.updateChannelChecksumType(plugin.get_md_checksum_type()) File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/spacewalk/satellite_tools/repo_plugins/", line 189, in get_md_checksum_type if 'primary' in self.repo.repoXML.repoData: File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/yum/", line 1461, in <lambda> repoXML = property(fget=lambda self: self._getRepoXML(), File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/yum/", line 1452, in _getRepoXML self._loadRepoXML(text=self) File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/yum/", line 1442, in _loadRepoXML return self._groupLoadRepoXML(text, self._mdpolicy2mdtypes()) File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/yum/", line 1418, in _groupLoadRepoXML self._commonRetrieveDataMD(mdtypes) File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/yum/", line 1402, in _commonRetrieveDataMD local = misc.decompress(dl_local) File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/yum/", line 1096, in decompress _decompress_chunked(filename, out, ztype) File "/usr/lib64/python2.6/site-packages/yum/", line 742, in _decompress_chunked raise Errors.MiscError, msg [B]MiscError: xz compression not available[/B]

Is there some trick to fix it or is EPEL7 unsupported in SUSE Manager 2.1? I only found this thread getting EPEL 7 working on Spacewalk 2.1, but I couldn’t find a matching pyliblzma package.

With best regards,
Cristian Seres

That package is the culprit and will be available in the SUSE Manager Update channel shortly.