“Bad id for repo: My Repo, byte = 2” yum update error

Error

While executing yum commands user is getting below error:

# yum update
Bad id for repo: My Repo, byte = 2

 

The following is the repo file which is used for local dvd image

# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/my_repo.repo
[My Repo]
name=repo1
baseurl=file:///mnt/iso/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

 

Solution

[My Repo] is wrong as it uses spaces between letters which are not properly translated by yum. Do not include white space in [My Repo].

 

So to correct it change the name file from :

# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/my_repo.repo
[My Repo]
name=repo1
baseurl=file:///mnt/iso/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

 

To

# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/my_repo.repo
[My-Repo]
name=repo1
baseurl=file:///mnt/iso/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0

 

Verify

Verify the

#  yum update
Failed to set locale, defaulting to C
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: ftp.nluug.nl
 * extras: mirror.i3d.net
 * updates: mirror.ams1.nl.leaseweb.net
base                                              | 3.6 kB  00:00:00
My-Repo                                           |  951 B  00:00:00
extras                                            | 3.4 kB  00:00:00
updates                                           | 3.4 kB  00:00:00
updates/7/x86_64/primary_db                       | 6.0 MB  00:00:01

 

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