My CentOS-Base.repo has the following mirrors:

name=CentOS-$releasever - Base

#released updates
name=CentOS Server updates

When I say yum install yum-utils, it fails with the error saying

http://custom-url/centOS-updates/Packages/yum-utils-1.1.31-46.el7_5.noarch.rpm: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 500 - Internal Server Error Trying other mirror. Error downloading packages: yum-utils-1.1.31-46.el7_5.noarch: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.

I have two questions here:

  • Why is it looking at the `updates` repo instead of base. `yum info yum-utils` has the repo field set to `updates`. When I disable the `updates` repo in the repo file and do a `yum info yum-utils` it shows the repo field as `base` correctly. What decides the repo to look at given a package?
  • Why is 'Package' appended to the baseUrl when it tries to find yum-utils in the updates repo? This is causing a `500 Internal Server Error` as the path with Packages appended to it is invalid

I am not sure why I have to do it, but cleaning the yum metadata sets the repository correctly.

I ran yum --enablerepo=* clean all and then retried.

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