Weird, the only change to the on April 21 was a security errata that was published just like the rest.

I'll rebuild the metadata across the board just to be safe.


On 04/23/2016 05:38 PM, P. Larry Nelson wrote:
I am having same problem with 3 of my SL5.x systems. One is 5.1 and two are 5.4. All my other SL 5.x are 5.5 and have had no problems, nor have I seen this
problem with any of my SL6.x systems.

The problem seems to be with sl-security repo.
If I do a 'yum update --disablerepo=sl-security' on the 5.1 and 5.4 systems
I do NOT get the:

Error: file is encrypted or is not a database

This just started happening with the early morning auto yum update on 4/22/16.

- Larry

Joseph Areeda wrote on 4/23/16 4:35 PM:
I see people are having the same problem with some of the version 7 repos. But I don't understand how to figure out which repo is causing the problem. Are people
disabling star and enabling one at a time?


On 4/23/16 1:53 PM, Joseph Areeda wrote:
We started getting this error couple of days ago machine that has been auto
updating for years. I would assume that it was a corruption of a local
database but it happened on two systems simultaneously.

Googling for that error message produces nothing on yum but several hits on's

I'd appreciate any insight into what the error means and how to track down
exactly which repo or file on my system is causing it the problem.

 Below is what I see, yum update also produces the same error message.


[root@mavraki yum.repos.d]# yum clean all
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Cleaning repos: CONDOR-stable VDT-Production-sl6 elrepo lscsoft-epel
lscsoft-pegasus lscsoft-production sl sl-security
Cleaning up Everything
Cleaning up list of fastest mirrors
[root@mavraki yum.repos.d]# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Determining fastest mirrors
 * elrepo:
 * sl:
 * sl-security:
CONDOR-stable | 2.9 kB     00:00
CONDOR-stable/primary_db | 427 kB     00:00
VDT-Production-sl6 | 1.3 kB     00:00
VDT-Production-sl6/primary |  35 kB     00:00
VDT-Production-sl6 11/11
elrepo | 2.9 kB     00:00
elrepo/primary_db | 732 kB     00:00
lscsoft-epel | 2.7 kB     00:00
lscsoft-epel/primary_db | 4.2 MB     00:02
lscsoft-pegasus | 2.6 kB     00:00
lscsoft-pegasus/primary_db | 5.8 kB     00:00
lscsoft-production | 2.9 kB     00:00
lscsoft-production/primary_db | 301 kB     00:00
sl | 3.5 kB     00:00
sl/primary_db | 4.2 MB     00:03
sl-security | 3.0 kB     00:00
sl-security/primary_db |  12 MB     00:06
Error: file is encrypted or is not a database
[root@mavraki yum.repos.d]#

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