[Arm-dev] Repo Error : [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden

Fabian Arrotin

arrfab at centos.org
Thu Feb 25 21:29:59 UTC 2016

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On 25/02/16 19:42, Ramesh Tamang wrote:
> Hello,
> It was fine yesterday. Today, I am having this issue. I tried with
> yum clean all but didn't work:
> [root at rpi2 ~]# yum install screen Loaded plugins: fastestmirror 
> c7buildroot
> | 2.9 kB  00:00:02 
> http://armv7.dev.centos.org/repodir/c7-pass-1/repodata/repomd.xml: 
> [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden Trying other mirror. 
> http://armv7.dev.centos.org/repodir/comps/repodata/repomd.xml:
> [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden Trying other mirror.
> One of the configured repositories failed (comps), and yum doesn't
> have enough cached data to continue. At this point the only safe
> thing yum can do is fail. There are a few ways to work "fix" this:
> 1. Contact the upstream for the repository and get them to fix the 
> problem.
> 2. Reconfigure the baseurl/etc. for the repository, to point to a 
> working upstream. This is most often useful if you are using a
> newer distribution release than is supported by the repository (and
> the packages for the previous distribution release still work).
> 3. Disable the repository, so yum won't use it by default. Yum
> will then just ignore the repository until you permanently enable
> it again or use --enablerepo for temporary usage:
> yum-config-manager --disable comps
> 4. Configure the failing repository to be skipped, if it is 
> unavailable. Note that yum will try to contact the repo. when it
> runs most commands, so will have to try and fail each time (and
> thus. yum will be be much slower). If it is a very temporary
> problem though, this is often a nice compromise:
> yum-config-manager --save --setopt=comps.skip_if_unavailable=true
> failure: repodata/repomd.xml from comps: [Errno 256] No more
> mirrors to try. 
> http://armv7.dev.centos.org/repodir/comps/repodata/repomd.xml:
> [Errno 14] HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden [root at rpi2 ~]#


It seems you aren't using one of the official and released image for
CentOS 7 userland for rpi2 (see
I guess you used one of the previous images (not built by me) that
pointed to the unsigned/testing repositories.
As said in the previous mail sent to this list, we had a power outage
for that rack hosting that node, and we're currently restoring from
backup (still ongoing)
You should only point to released/signed content like
http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/os/armhfp/  (and same for updates
and extras)

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