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Failed sync of PackageHub backports channel

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SUSE Manager server 4.3


suse-packagehub-15-sp5-backports-pool-x86_64 and suse-packagehub-15-sp5-backports-pool-x86_64-sap channels fail to sync

2023/07/07 10:18:35 +02:00 Command: ['/usr/bin/spacewalk-repo-sync', '--channel', 'suse-packagehub-15-sp5-backports-pool-x86_64', '--type', 'yum', '--non-interactive']
2023/07/07 10:18:35 +02:00 Sync of channel started.
2023/07/07 10:20:48 +02:00 RepoMDError: Cannot access repository.

Repository 'suse-packagehub-15-sp5-backports-pool-x86_64' is invalid.
[suse-packagehub-15-sp5-backports-pool-x86_64|] Valid metadata not found at specified URL
- Signature verification failed for repomd.xml
- Can't provide /repodata/repomd.xml

Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
Skipping repository 'suse-packagehub-15-sp5-backports-pool-x86_64' because of the above error.
Could not refresh the repositories because of errors.


Copy and paste public key manually from: 

Import created key on SUSE Manager server:

gpg --homedir /var/lib/spacewalk/gpgdir --import <filename>

See list of imported keys on SUSE Manager server:

gpg --homedir /var/lib/spacewalk/gpgdir --list-keys

Sync previously failing channel:

spacewalk-repo-sync -c suse-packagehub-15-sp5-backports-pool-x86_64


Old PackageHub/openSUSE backports gpg key is being used.

Additional Information

Public openSUSE signing keys:


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  • Document ID:000021139
  • Creation Date: 18-Jul-2023
  • Modified Date:19-Jul-2023
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