YUM updates failing with "Updateinfo file is not valid XML"

Posted May 7, 2015 7.3k views
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My usual command to check for updates is failing with a “Updateinfo file is not valid XML” error (see below). Is this something I can fix from my end?

root@MEMEME ~]# yum check-update
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit

python-slip.noarch                                            0.6.1-1.fc20                                               updates
python-slip-dbus.noarch                                       0.6.1-1.fc20                                               updates
v8.x86_64                                                     1:                                        updates
v8-devel.x86_64                                               1:                                        updates
Updateinfo file is not valid XML: <open file '/var/cache/yum/x86_64/20/updates/gen/updateinfo.xml', mode 'rt' at 0x2da3150>

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Not an answer per se, but there’s a bug:

Not sure if it’s a bug in yum’s parsing code or a bug in the generation of the updateinfo.xml files on the servers. Where’s the forum / irc group to chat with the repo server meisters?

  • The repodata has been fixed. It’s not clear where things went wrong on the repo server, although I’m curious to know.