SMT does not mirror src rpms

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2


On the SMT server src rpms are not being mirrored.

The configuration file /etc/smt.conf has option MirrorSRC set to true.


Remove local repomd.xml file from the affected repository.

rm /srv/www/htdocs/repo/\$RCE/SLES11-SP1-Updates/sle-11-x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml

Then "smt-mirror" will download correct repomd.xml and src rpms will be mirrored.


The repository repomd.xml file may be corrupt. During the "smt-mirror" command a HEAD request is done and field "Last-Modified" is being checked for modifications. This value is not changing for the repositories of products that are not supported anymore. Therefore the correct copy of repomd.xml is not being downloaded.


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  • Document ID:7011978
  • Creation Date: 19-Mar-2013
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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