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How to solve this error with the yum and dnf commands? [Failed to download metadata for repo 'dovecot-2.3-latest']

Hi! Whenever I use the YUM or DNF command, I get the message below:

# yum update

DigitalOcean Agent 80 kB/s | 3.3 kB 00:00
Dovecot 2.3 CentOS 8 - x86_64 588 B/s | 162 B 00:00
Failed to download metadata for repo ‘dovecot-2.3-latest’ Error: Failed to download metadata for repo ‘dovecot-2.3-latest’

I use CentOS 8 with Open LightSpeed ​​and CyberPanel.

I searched a lot on the internet, but I still couldn’t solve this problem. Can you help me?

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Hi @mcastro05,

It seems like it can’t find the latest dovecot repo. You can disable it on your server.

To disable the said repo, you can ssh to your droplet

ssh root@YourDropletIP

Enter your repo’s folder, it’s /etc/yum.repos.d/

cd /etc/yum.repos.d

Now, there should be a dovecot-2.3 repo. Do an ls and when you see it’s full name, open the file using a text editor. There you should see a couple of lines, one of which states enabled=1, you can set that one to 0 and try to run your yum update command once more.

Regards, KDSys