[CentOS] DebugInfo repo broken on purpose

Fri Dec 13 10:32:58 UTC 2019
Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org>

On 13/12/2019 02:09, Warren Young wrote:
> This line in /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Debuginfo.repo 
>     baseurl=http://debuginfo.centos.org/$releasever/$basearch/
> …causes commands like “yum search --enablerepo=* foo” to fail with the obscure error
>     Error: Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'base-debuginfo'
> Apparently this is because the debug info RPMs aren’t hosted there any more, per the page at the top of the site.  However, when I edit that file to point to the Facebook mirror linked from the top of the debuginfo.centos.org site, I get the same error, even after assorted remediations: dnf makecache, dnf update, etc.
> Any ideas on how to fix it, hopefully in a way that lands in a CentOS 8.next, so it doesn’t have to be fixed manually?
> And in the meantime, is there a short syntax for “search all repos other than the debuginfo ones”?  I could list every repo in a comma-separated list, but ugh.

Well, I guess that it's because repodata weren't even generated .. ?

Fabian Arrotin
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