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spacewalk-repo-sync fails with Error code: Curl error 60

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SUSE Manager Server 4.x


Syncing of patches using SUSE Manager Server starts to fail from one day to the next. Errors similar to the following can be found in the respective log file for a channel in /var/log/rhn/reposync/:

2022/10/04 03:34:33 +02:00 Command: ['/usr/bin/spacewalk-repo-sync', '--channel', 'sle-module-server-applications15-sp3-updates-x86_64', '--type', 'yum', '--non-interactive']
2022/10/04 03:34:33 +02:00 Sync of channel started.
2022/10/04 03:34:33 +02:00 RepoMDError: Cannot access repository.
Repository 'sle-module-server-applications15-sp3-updates-x86_64' is invalid.
[sle-module-server-applications15-sp3-updates-x86_64|[TOKEN]&proxy=http%3A//[PROXYADDRESS]%3A[PROXYPORT] Valid metadata not found at specified URL
 - [|] Error trying to read from '[TOKEN]&proxy=http%3A//[PROXYADDRESS]%3A[PROXYPORT]'
 - Download (curl) error for '[TOKEN]&proxy=http%3A//[PROXYADDRESS]%3A[PROXYPORT]':
   Error code: Curl error 60
   Error message: SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate in certificate chain

Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
Skipping repository 'sle-module-server-applications15-sp3-updates-x86_64' because of the above error.
Could not refresh the repositories because of errors.


Please check whether the proxy responsible for outgoing internet connections breaks up the SSL certificate for inspection purposes and add an exception rule to pass the original certificate through as this may lead to situations as described above.


The gateway proxy breaks up the SSL certificate for inspection and decrypts the traffic with an internal certificate. This way the certificate does not match the one of the repository and returns a SSL certificate problem.


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  • Document ID:000020802
  • Creation Date: 06-Oct-2022
  • Modified Date:06-Oct-2022
    • SUSE Manager Server

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