Yum Update Failure

Brief description of the problem

For the past few days I am getting hourly errors based on the inability of the Yum Update process. I note that others have had this issue in the past that has seemed to resolve itself but this doesn’t appear to be happening in this instance.

Detailed step by step instructions to reproduce the problem

On hourly update check by system

Error Traceback provided on the Web-UI


Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/sbin/yum-cron”, line 735, in
File “/usr/sbin/yum-cron”, line 732, in main
File “/usr/sbin/yum-cron”, line 624, in updatesCheck
File “/usr/sbin/yum-cron”, line 428, in populateUpdateMetadata
self.pkgSack # honor skip_if_unavailable
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/init.py”, line 1075, in
pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/init.py”, line 778, in _getSacks
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/repos.py”, line 347, in populateSack
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/repos.py”, line 122, in doSetup
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/plugins.py”, line 188, in run
func(conduitcls(self, self.base, conf, **kwargs))
File “/usr/lib/yum-plugins/fastestmirror.py”, line 197, in prereposetup_hook
if downgrade_ftp and _len_non_ftp(repo.urls) == 1:
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py”, line 881, in
urls = property(fget=lambda self: self._geturls(),
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py”, line 878, in _geturls
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py”, line 824, in _baseurlSetup
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py”, line 921, in
metalink_data = property(fget=lambda self: self._getMetalink(),
File “/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py”, line 900, in _getMetalink
raise Errors.RepoError, msg
yum.Errors.RepoError: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel/x86_64. Please verify its path and try again