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RedHat 5.8 Yum Repo "Authorization Required)

Posted on 2014-04-03
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Hi all,

I have a few RedHat 5.8 machines that all of a sudden cannot update through yum.  I get
Error: 401 Authorization required

It's as if the machine is not registered with RHN or missing the key?

These instances are hosted in AWS so I'm not sure what's going on.

Any ideas?
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Question by:lconnell
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I have no idea ... There seems to be other people that had/have the same issue with RH AWS EC2 and VPC instances ... No solutions though.

Did you try some things? Like:

"yum clean all"

What does "yum -v update" show?

I assume you checked that you can actually access the internet and more specifically https?

The few articles I came accross mentioned that it could be instance/vpc related.... Again, no real solutions.

There's this official RH article though, did you check this already?
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It means that subsription-manager does not have subscription active
Go to rhn and check if you have subscription
If yes run subscription-manager and re-subscribe to channels
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by:Mazdajai
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Can you post the following?

rhncheck -v
/var/log/up2date

Open in new window

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by:lconnell
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I ended up having to copy RHN keys from a working system to this troubled one. This is an AMI so I couldn't re-subscribe to RHN.
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