Fix Dell Cannot retrieve repository metadata Error


When running yum update on a RHEL 5 system, the following error is shown: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: dell-omsa-indep. Please verify its path and try again


Dell discontinued support for RHEL 5 in the latest version of their yum repo, which is enabled by default, but they keep the old copies online.


Point the Dell repo at an older version:

sed -i 's/latest/Linux_Repository_14.12.00/g' /etc/yum.repos.d/dell-omsa-repository.repo

You may now re-run yum.