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DNF: failed getting cache for repo rpmfusion-nonfree-updates, cannot download repodata/repomd.xml

asked 2016-02-09 09:49:40 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2016-02-09 10:39:40 -0500

Using Fedora 22, I am encountering this weird error when executing dnf upgrade:

Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'rpmfusion-nonfree-updates' from '': Cannot download repomd.xml: Cannot download repodata/repomd.xml: All mirrors were tried, disabling.

What to do?

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answered 2016-02-09 10:36:41 -0500

masteroman gravatar image

Error is basically telling that it cannot fetch repodata/repomd.xml from any of the mirrrors listed in here , and indeed, if you visit all of those mirrors there is no repodata folder in them so it obviously results in 404 error.

Interesting thing is that repositories for Fedora 23 are working just fine and have that folder and file in all of the mirrors listed in here

I believe something's wrong with their repository and not with your system :-)

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Not sure, because I just randomly picked one of the mirrors that was listed here , and it shows me plenty of rpm packages... See screenshot.

EDIT: BUT you are right, the folder repodata with its repomd.xml is missing. OK, that's why. Thanks for the hint! Didn't check for that one before, only if mirror is available and if content can be seen.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-02-09 10:43:00 -0500 )edit

Sure RPM packages are there, but there's no repodata folder containing repomd.xml file and that's the reason of the error you mentioned. See the example I provided with Fedora 23 RPM fusion mirror which has everything specified correctly (has repodata/repomd.xml) :-)

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2016-02-09 10:45:03 -0500 )edit

OK, I am trying to let RPMFusion people know.. (if they are not yet aware of).

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-02-09 10:58:29 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-03-06 08:07:02 -0500

Edgar gravatar image

At the moment (March 6th, 2016 15:04 CET), repodata/repomd.xml is missing from the fedora 22 updates repositories. The directory repoview is missing also...

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Working again.

Best place to report problems with rpmfusion and their mirrors is

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-03-06 20:32:58 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-02-09 12:17:25 -0500

swa gravatar image

Seems to have been fixed now. repomd

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answered 2016-06-04 11:08:09 -0500

patrick gravatar image

Annoyingly enough, the problem is back for 24. They must screw up every other.

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Fedora 24 is not even released. Fedora uses hundreds of mirrors all over the world for distributing their software. Of course, it's not uncommon that at some point one of the mirrors or even the master server gets a hiccup. Try again now, or in an hour.

For future reference, as this is a comment, please place it as such, not as a new answer to the question. Thanks!

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-06-04 13:08:07 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-06-22 06:18:29 -0500

updated 2016-06-22 06:22:14 -0500

Hello, I had the same problem on fresh F24. After

su -c 'dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

the problem is gone. I hope this will help you.

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I had issue with rpmfusion-nonfree-updates.repo and just disabled it temporarily because RPMFusion hasn't yet updated to support new Fedora version. It'll probably take a week or two.

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2016-06-22 06:54:24 -0500 )edit

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