Red hat / Fedora / CentOS Yum Repo is Listed More Than Once

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Q. Why does my yum command fail with an error that a repo is listed more than once under Fedora / RHEL / CentOS Linux? This error occurs when I type yum clean command

Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
Loading "security" plugin

Repository xen-repo is listed more than once in the configuration

How do I fix this problem?

A. The above error is caused by a known bug in version 0.5.3-6.el5_2.6 of the package yum-rhn-plugin. The bug is triggered when third party (non-RHN) repositories are configured with Yum.

The recommended workaround is to downgrade the yum-rhn-plugin package to a previous version. To do this, download the old version of the package from the Internet, and then run:
# rpm -Uvh --oldpackage yum-rhn-plugin-0.5.2-3.el5.noarch.rpm

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1 vinod August 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm

it is showing error

[root@server rhn]# yum-rhn-plugin package.
-bash: yum-rhn-plugin: command not found
[root@server rhn]# yum install yum-rhn-plugin
Loading "security" plugin
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ?
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/", line 85, in main
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/", line 199, in getOptionsConfig
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 134, in doConfigSetup'init')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/", line 153, in run
    func(conduitcls(self, self.base, conf, **kwargs))
  File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/", line 76, in init_hook
    login_info = up2dateAuth.getLoginInfo()
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 139, in getLoginInfo
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 80, in login
    server = rhnserver.RhnServer()
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 147, in __init__
    self._server = rpcServer.getServer()
  File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/", line 168, in getServer
    raise up2dateErrors.SSLCertificateFileNotFound(msg)
up2date_client.up2dateErrors.SSLCertificateFileNotFound: ERROR: can not find RHNS CA file: /usr/share/rhn/RHNS-CORP-CA-CERT
[root@server rhn]# rpm -Uvh --oldpackage yum-rhn-plugin-0.5.2-3.el5.noarch.rpm
error: open of yum-rhn-plugin-0.5.2-3.el5.noarch.rpm failed: No such file or directory


2 bimlesh September 26, 2014 at 11:49 am

Just change the name of section inside the *.repo file. It is colliding with some other repo file.

for example:
[ xen-repo-1]
[dependency- xen-repo-1]


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